Syllabus Overview for HBIO-454-DL Biochemistry

Combined Lecture/Lab, 4 credits

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1. 

Course Materials

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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.

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

Labs You Will Complete

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

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.

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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