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Biochemistry (BIOC)

School of Medicine

Adequate preparation in chemistry (through physical chemistry), physics, and mathematics is required, and a background in biological sciences is desirable. The minimum grade required for undergraduate prerequisites is a D or better, and graduate prerequisites is a C (not C-) or better.

BIOC 241 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3) Biological chemistry stressing integration of concepts of general, inorganic, and biochemistry and application to life chemistry. Pre: beginning algebra and high school science. DP

BIOC 341 Elements of Biochemistry (3) Biochemical principles and concepts as applied to living systems, including sufficient organic chemistry to understand these principles. Pre: 241 or consent. DP

BIOC 441 Basic Biochemistry (4) Function and composition of biological substances and their metabolic transformation in animals, plants, microorganisms. Pre: BIOL 275 and CHEM 273 with a D grade; or consent. DB

BIOC 499 Directed Research and Reading (V) Independent research or selected reading of current literature in the area of biochemistry and biophysics. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

BIOC 545 Topics in Biochemistry (V) Fourth-year elective in which medical students take an in-depth study of selected topics in biochemistry. Pre: fourth-year medical student or consent.

BIOC 595 Highlights of Organ-System Biochemistry (1) Provides highly interactive, small group discussions on concepts of biochemistry important to the various organ systems; such as cardiac, respiratory, hematology, gastrointestinal, endocrine, musculoskeletal and neurological systems, and relevant to clinical medicine. MD majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: MDED 554. (Fall only)