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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. Fall semester T, R: Taught by Mike Sheets, Melissa Harrison, Gina Schuster and Graduate Student TAs. Summer M-R: Taught by Mike Sheets, Tom Neal, and Graduate Assistants. (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. Spring Semester M, W, F; 9:55am 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 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.)
Biomolecular Chemistry 710 is a two credit course held in the spring. This course focuses on topics and approaches applicable to an in-depth understanding of fundamental biochemical research, and is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for the research phase of their careers. Spring Semester T. Ivan Rayment, Paul Bertics, Dave Brow, Sam Butcher, Margaret Clagett-Dame, Hector DeLuca, Alan Attie, John Denu, and Jon Audhya. Dave Brow and Ivan Rayment Course Directors.)
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.)
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