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Biochemistry

BCH 297 Biochemistry I (3-3L) A

This course will encompass the structure and function of major biomolecules, such as carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, as well as energy transduction, enzyme mechanisms and regulation of metabolic pathways. The accompanying laboratory component will introduce some techniques commonly used in the study of biomolecules and enzymology.

Prerequisite: BIO 131, BIO 211 and CHE 251

 

BCH 357 Medical Pharmacology (3) B

This course covers the physical and chemical properties of drugs, their biochemical and physiological effects, mechanisms of action, absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination and adverse effects. With each classification of drugs covered, their mode of action, their clinical effects and side effects will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: BCH 297

 

BCH 397 Biochemistry II (3) B

This course will discuss the current trends in biochemistry research and techniques through a seminar style using journal reviews and research papers. Students will be presenting several research papers as part of this course.

Prerequisite: BCH 297