Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

BCHM 450 - Medical Biochemistry

This lecture course covers aspects of biochemistry relevant to the practice of medicine. The human body is surveyed as an integrated chemical system with emphasis on the molecular basis of disease and the clinical application of therapies to restore body function. The link between biochemistry and human anatomy and physiology is examined with special emphasis on the gastrointestinal tract and catabolism, the immune response and biochemical endocrinology, blood and hemostasis, lipid metabolism and liver function, and glucose metabolism and muscle contractions.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL 415 or CHEM 302

Credits: 3

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