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120.600.01 Biochemistry I

Department:
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Term:
1st term
Credits:
5 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W F,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Shannon Gaston
Course Instructor:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introductory organic chemistry.

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.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the construction of the principal cellular macromolecules
  2. Analyze the forces that determine the three-dimensional structure of these molecules in aqueous solution
  3. Relate the structures of macromolecules to their functions
  4. Identify the methods used to study these questions in detail
Methods of Assessment:

Three in-class examinations

Enrollment Restriction:

Priority registration will be given to students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. All others need permission from contact to register.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for non-Bloomberg students

For consent, contact:

sgaston1@jhu.edu