BMMSG 555: Human Biochemistry

This course covers the structures, functions and metabolism of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids within the context of medical biochemistry. The regulation and integration of metabolism as the cellular and tissue levels during the fed and fasting states will be emphasized. Correlations to disease processes and the biochemical basis of common clinical laboratory tests are used to illustrate clinical applications of biochemical concepts. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are developed using weekly problem sessions.