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Peter S Brzovic
BIOC 406
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Biochemistry

Survey of basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules. Suitable for pre-majors, for students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology. Prerequisite: BIOC 405. Offered: W.

Class description

Survey of basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules. Suitable for pre-majors, for students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology. Prerequisite: BIOC 405.

Note: this is a 400-level course, indicating that the target audience is juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Consequently, you will be expected to master some advanced material. Further, we assume that you have mastered concepts covered in BIOC405 and the required prerequisites for BIOC405: BIOL200 (Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology); and either CHEM223, CHEM237, or CHEM335 (Organic Chemistry).

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Recommended preparation

Students will be responsible for materials presented in Lecture and on posted Lecture Slides. Students will perform best if they attend class and keep up with material presented in class and the corresponding reading material in the textbook.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Peter S Brzovic
Date: 12/27/2011