Syllabus Overview for HBIO-454-DL Biochemistry with Lab

Combined Lecture/Lab, 4 credits

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1. 

Course Materials

  • Visit our online bookstore for any textbook information
  • LAB KIT:  Your kit is delivered to your house. Many materials are the same as those used in onsite labs. You have 3-4 weeks to complete the labs. You have support from your instructor, lab TA and kit manufacturer. You write a report describing your findings and conclusions. You discuss your findings with peers and instructors.
Note:  Biochemistry will run for 12 weeks. This requires students to register for an eScience Labs account.                                                                      

Topics you will study

•    Eukaryotic cells, DNA and RNA, Proteins
•    DNA Replication, RNA: Transcription
•    Protein Synthesis, Gene Regulation
•    Proteins II, Enzymes
•    Biological membranes, Signal Transduction
•    Bioenergetics, Carbohydrate Metabolism
•    Lipid Metabolism, Amino Acid Metabolism
•    Metabolic Interrelationships, Hormones
•    Cell Cycle, Digestion and Absorption
•    Vitamins, Minerals, Macronutrients

General Course Activities/How To Plan  Your Time

•    Work is organized into modules of 1-2 weeks in length. All activities are fully asynchronous—there are no required meeting times.
•    Our format allows flexibility so you can fit the following course Learning Activities into your schedule:
–    Weekly quizzes
–    Weekly discussion
–    Midterm Exam
–    Final Exam
–    Lab Reports
•    Most students dedicate 10-12 hours/week to the course.
•    We recommend planning several 1-2 hour study blocks throughout the week and checking into the course daily once the discussions begin.

Labs you will complete

•    Introduction to Science
•    General biological safety
•    Cell structure and function
•    Energy and photosynthesis
•    Metabolism
•    Mitosis
•    Nutrition

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.)  D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system recommendations.

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