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CHEM 480. Biochemistry 1

Credits: 4
Department: Chemistry
Description: The chemical structure and function of most fundamental biomolecules; carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Fundamentals of enzyme function and metabolism.
Prerequisites: CHEM 311 (C- or better)
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Have knowledge of both the function of and structure of lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates.
2. Apply the knowledge of macromolecular structure to explain the chemical basis for molecular processes, including, transport of oxygen, muscle contraction, enzyme catalysis and antigen-antibody interactions, etc.
3. Have an in depth understanding of selected metabolic pathways: including their purpose, thermodynamics and regulation.
4. Be able to purify and analyze biological molecules.
5. Be able to interpret data that they have collected in a biochemistry laboratory.
6. Know the fundamental concepts (theoretical and experimental) of enzyme kinetics.

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