Biochemistry 1

General

Prefix

CHEM

Course Number

480

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Science and Engineering

Description

Structure and function of the 4 major biological polymers: nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates and their monomers. Application of thermodynamic principles to bioenergetics, introduction to biological (enzyme) catalysis, introduction to metabolic pathways including glycolysis/gluconeogenesis, the citric acid cycle, and electron transport/oxidative phosphorylation.

Prerequisites

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Have knowledge of both the function of and structure of lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and carbohydrates.

Outcome

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.

Outcome

Have an in depth understanding of selected metabolic pathways: including their purpose, thermodynamics and regulation.

Outcome

Be able to purify and analyze biological molecules.

Outcome

Be able to interpret data that they have collected in a biochemistry laboratory.

Outcome

Know the fundamental concepts (theoretical and experimental) of enzyme kinetics.

Dependencies

Courses

CHEM480 is a prerequisite for:

Programs

CHEM480 is a completion requirement for: