BIOCG 1511: Biochemistry I

Credits 6.0

Course modules feature proteins and enzymes emphasizing structure-function relationships; cell biology emphasizing how cells move and divide; molecular biology emphasizing the role of nucleic acids in expression of genetic information; intermediary metabolism emphasizing metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids; hemostasis emphasizing the mechanisms leading to platelet plug and fibrin clot formation, including tests available to identify hemostasis disorders; heme synthesis and catabolism emphasizing the clinical implications; cell cycle regulation and molecular basis of cancer emphasizing the molecular and genetic basis of cancer and tumor progression; and medical biostatistics emphasizing the concepts of sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value. Clinical aspects of biologic processes during the fed and fasted states are emphasized. Workshops introduce the biochemical basis of clinical laboratory tests and illustrate clinical applications of biochemical concepts.