120.600.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 5 Credit(s)
MWF 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Randy Bryant
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the construction of the principal cellular macromolecules
    • Analyze the forces that determine the three-dimensional structure of these molecules in aqueous solution
    • Relate the structures of macromolecules to their functions
    • Identify the methods used to study these questions in detail.
  • Course Description
    Explores the structures of the principal cellular macromolecules and their roles in cellular processes. Emphasizes the forces that underlie specific recognition processes. Considers the mechanisms of enzyme action and biochemistry of nucleic acids.
  • Intended Audience
    MHS students in basic sciences.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Three in-class examinations
  • Prerequisites
    Introductory organic chemistry.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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