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(CHEM 482) Biochemistry II

The second half of the Biochemistry sequence, exploring the fundamentals of metabolism: the synthesis and degradation of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and their regulation. This course also includes the biochemistry of DNA replication, transcription and translation

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite CHEM 481 with a C- or better
Offered Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes

The Biochemistry course (CHEM 481 & 482) is intended to provide an understanding and appreciation of a broad range of fundamental biochemistry topics. During CHEM 482 we will explore the fundamentals of metabolism. We will learn about the synthesis and breakdown of biomolecules and how the cells generate and harvest chemical energy. In addition, we will learn how the genetic information is processed and converted into form and function or in other words how the creation is allowed to fulfill its purpose. Furthermore, our attention will also be focused on the impact of current research on important issues such as health and improving the quality of life.