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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 441L Basic Biochemistry Lab (1) Experiments working with substances discussed in 441. DY

BIOC 481 Introduction to Molecular Biology (3) Biochemical basis of life presented in terms of the structure and function of the gene in the production of biological catalysts. Pre: 441 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 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and 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)

BIOC 601L Biochemistry-Biophysics Lab (2) Basic biochemical experimental techniques; enzyme kinetics; active-site identification; amino acid sequence determination; radioimmunoassay, in vivo studies of nucleic acids. Pre: 441 or consent.

BIOC 644 Metabolic Biochemistry (2) Biochemical and physiological bases of structure and function of human organ systems. Both normal and abnormal processes are discussed. Pre: 441 and PHYL 604, or consent.

BIOC 671 Seminar (1) Weekly discussions and reports on various subjects; current advances in biochemistry and biophysics.

BIOC 699 Directed Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

BIOC 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master’s thesis. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

BIOC 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral thesis. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

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