Academic Calendar

Biochemistry


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

BIOC 320

3 credits

Biochemistry

Prerequisite(s): BIO 201 and CHEM 213.

This course deals with the structures, function, and metabolic interactions of lipids, steroids, vitamins, nucleotides, nucleic acids, amino acids, and proteins. An emphasis will be placed on metabolic processes that have an impact on human diseases.

Note: This course is offered as BIO 320 and BIOC 320. Students may take only one of these for credit.

BIOC 350

3 credits

Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 214 or BIO 320/BIOC 320.

Introduction to biochemical laboratory techniques; lectures provide theoretical background. Topics include spectrophotometry, chromatography, enzyme kinetics, protein and lipid assays, protein characterization, model membrane systems, and lipid-based systems for biomedical applications.

Note: This course is offered as CHEM 350 and BIOC 350. Students may take only one of these for credit.

BIOC 401

3 credits

Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Inhibitors

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 214.

Topics include protein structure and function, theoretical principles of catalysis, strategies that enzymes use to catalyze reactions, and physical techniques used to study enzyme mechanisms. Chemical mechanisms for representative enzymes, coenzymes, enzyme inhibitors, and drugs are explored in detail.
Note: This course is offered as BIOC 401 and CHEM 401. Students may take only one of these for credit.

Note: Students with credit for CHEM 412C cannot take this course for further credit.

BIOC 402

3 credits

Advanced Metabolism

Prerequisite(s): BIO320/BIOC 320 and 6 credits of 200-level or higher Chemistry.

The course provides a detailed examination of selected primary and secondary metabolic pathways and their relationship to human health and diseased states.

BIOC 403

4 credits

Molecular Techniques I

Prerequisite(s): BIO 202, BIO 220, BIO 309 (formerly BIO 203), and one of the following: (BIO 312, BIO 320, BIO 425 [formerly BIO 325], or BIO 401).

This is an intensive laboratory course that introduces students to the methodology used in recombinant DNA technology using an integrated series of molecular biology techniques. This course prepares students for careers in research or the biotechnology/pharmaceuticals industry.

Note: This course is offered as BIO 403 and BIOC 403. Students may take only one of these for credit.

BIOC 404

3 credits

Biomembranes

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: BIO 320/BIOC 320 or BIOC 350/CHEM 350.

Topics include the structure, dynamics, and function of membranes, membrane lipids, and proteins. Recent research in these areas will be examined.

BIOC 408

3 credits

Directed Studies in Biochemistry I

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 350/CHEM 350 and department head's permission.

An opportunity for Biochemistry major students to apply scientific principles in a creative, hands-on research experience outside the usual course format. Students will develop their own research projects in biochemistry under the supervision of a faculty member.

BIOC 409

6 credits

Directed Studies in Biochemistry II

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 350/CHEM 350 and department head's permission.

An opportunity for Biochemistry major students to apply scientific principles in a creative, hands-on research experience outside the usual course format. Students will develop their own research projects in biochemistry under the supervision of a faculty member.

BIOC 414

3 credits

Genomics

Prerequisite(s): BIO 201, BIO 202, and BIO 220.

This course examines how genetic information is encoded, ordered, and expressed in whole organisms. Methods for obtaining, assembling, and annotating genomic sequences are explored. Students gain hands-on computer experience using various bioinformatics tools to handle and interpret genomic sequence data.

Note: This course is offered as BIO 414 and BIOS 414. Students may take only one of these for credit.

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