BIOCG 1512: 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; organs emphasizing the customization of biochemical pathways; hemostasis emphasizing the mechanisms leading to platelet plug and fibrin clot formation, including tests available to identify hemostasis disorders; and medical biostatistics emphasizing the concepts of sensitivity, specificity, positive predicative value and negative predicative 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.