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

Note:  Biochemistry will run for 12 weeks. This requires students to register for an eScience Labs account.                                                                      


  • 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

Weekly quizzes

Weekly discussion

Midterm Exam

Final Exam

Lab Reports

Course Expectations

A student is expected to devote 13-18 hours per week to complete readings and course activities.

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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