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Biomolecular Chemistry Course Information
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Biomolecular Chemistry 314 is a three-credit introductory human biochemistry course designed for students in the health professions. The course starts with a brief introduction on the principles of organic chemistry essential to understanding of biochemistry. It then surveys the structure and function of enzymes and other biomolecules, metabolic utilization of foods from the diet, energy metabolism, fundamentals of gene expression, biochemical aspects of hormonal control, blood chemistry and biochemical diseases. Currently only being offered in the Summer semester M-R: Taught by Mike Sheets, Tom Neal, Melissa Harrison, Gina Schuster and Graduate Student TAs. (Mike Sheets Course Director.)
Biomolecular Chemistry 503 is a three credit biochemistry course designed for students in the medical sciences. In addition to presenting basic biochemistry, this course gives emphasis to the medical and physiological implications of biochemistry and to human metabolism and its regulation. The course is taught on the assumption that you have mastered the basic concepts of prerequisite courses such as organic and general chemistry. Course was formerly taught in the Spring Semester M, W, F; Taught by John Denu, Christina Hull, Catherine Fox, Kathy Schlimgen, Valerie Holewinski and Graduate Assistants. (Catherine Fox Course Director.)
Biomolecular Chemistry 504 is a two-credit biochemistry course including lab and discussions on basic principles of human biochemistry with an emphasis on modern biochemical techniques used professionally in research, clinical, and biotechnology laboratories. Labs include exercises in protein purification and characterization, enzymology, metabolism, DNA cloning, PCR analysis and immunochemistry. Fulfills CALS capstone experience requirements for biology majors. Spring Semester T, R and Summer M-R: Taught by Deane Mosher &/or Robert Fillingame (professors), Kathy Schlimgen, Valerie Holewinski, and Gina Schuster.
Biomolecular Chemistry 675 is a 3 credit graduate level discussion and literature-based course replacing 710 taught in module format and covering the following areas from historical to modern contexts: Biochemistry of post-translational modification of proteins. Spring semester T,R 2:30-4:00 PM, Rm 1220 A/B Hector DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Buliding. (Professor John Denu); Model Organisms (Assistant Professor Melissa Harrison); Transcriptional Switches (Assistant Professor Peter Lewis); Chromosome Replication (Professor Catherine Fox); RNA in Biological Regulation (Professor Michael Sheets).
Biomolecular Chemistry 704 (Comprehensive Human Biochemistry) is a five credit course, taught to medical students in the first semester at the School of Medicine and Public Health, located in the Health Sciences Learning Center building. The course consists of usually 4-5 lectures weekly, seven problem-based exercises during the course of the semester, several clinical correlation presentations, and three exams. Fall Semester M-F: Taught by Jim Keck, Patricia Kiley, Robert Fillingame, John Audhya, Kathy Schlimgen and Valerie Holewinski. (Robert Fillingame Course Director.)
Molecular and Medical Genetics is taught to medical students the first semestr of medical school at the the Health Sciences Learning Center. The course consists of three weekly lectures, two problem-based exercises, clinical presentations, and three exams. Fall Semester M, W, F: Taught by Dave Brow and Greg Rice (Co-Directors). (Valerie Holewinski and Kathy Schlimgen problem-based exercises.)
Biomolecular Chemistry 901 is a one credit course held in the fall and spring semesters. Weekly seminar currently scheduled for Friday afternoon. Fourth and Fifth year IPiB students should be registered and present one seminar. Attendance is mandatory except when conflicts arise with other duties that cannot be rescheduled (e.g., courses, professional meetings, illness, personal emergency). (Catherine Fox Course Director.)
The Center for Biology Education (CBE) has more detail about some of the courses listed above.
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