Broad coverage of biochemical topics suitable for students in the applied health sciences. Prerequisites: CHEM 042 or acceptable coursework in organic chemistry. Cross-listed with: BIOC 185.
Laura Almstead ()
Dates: May 19 - June 27, 2014; Prereq: CHEM 42 or acceptable coursework in Organic Chem
Biochemistry is the study of biological processes at the molecular level, examining the chemical reactions that make life possible. In the first part of the course we will discuss fundamental concepts that will allow us to understand the how's and why's of these reactions ? the environment in which they take place, the biomolecules involved, and factors that affect the thermodynamics (will a reaction occur?) and kinetics (how fast will a reaction occur?). The second part of the course will explore metabolism, focusing on the synthesis and breakdown of carbohydrates and lipids and how these processes are controlled. We will spend the last part of the course looking at the how biological information is stored, maintained, and processed. Throughout the class we will explore how all of these concepts can help us understand various diseases and how they apply to our everyday lives.
Required Materials (3 items): 1) Textbook - Biochemistry 7th Edition, by Campbell and Farrell ISBN: 978-0-8400-6858-3 2) iClicker remote** (a loan program will be available if you do not own or want to purchase one) 3) Sapling Learning Online Homework System access (purchased on-line)
Grades will be based on homework (on-line program), in-class concept tests using iClickers, blog posts, and exams.
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