BCH 520 Medical Biochemistry 7 cr
A basic course in biochemistry with emphasis on the physicochemical properties and
intermediary metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. The regulation and
integration of metabolic pathways for energy transfer and biosynthesis of major cellular
constituents are presented in detail. Enzymes, vitamins, hormones, biochemical genetics, and
nutrition are included in the course material.
BCH 620 Enzymes and Proteins 3 cr
The techniques used for the physical and chemical characterization of proteins are
presented and protein structure-function relationships, enzyme kinetics, and enzyme mechanisms
are presented to provide a student with the basic knowledge to understand the role of functional
proteins in life processes.
BCH 622 Molecular Biology 3 cr
The focus of this course is on cellular processes involving DNA repair, replication and
translation. Current concepts regarding the organization and structure of chromosomes, genes,
and the regulation of gene expression will be discussed. Eukaryotic molecular biology is
emphasized; however, some eukaryotic and prokaryotic processes are compared and contrasted.
This course stresses the methods and experimental design used to delineate and understand
cellular information transfer and molecular phenomena.