DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
Joseph G. Cory, Chairperson
6300. General Biochemistry* (5) P: General chemistry; organic chemistry; general biology; calculus; consent of chair. Emphasis on human biochemistry in chemistry and function of enzymes and other proteins; mechanisms of energy transduction; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and proteins; biochemistry of the gene and gene expression; tissues and organ metabolism; regulation of metabolism; biochemical aspects of nutrition; and metabolism of abnormal cells.
6301. Biomolecular Structure (4) P: Undergraduate general chemistry; organic chemistry; consent of dept chair. Structure and physical and chemical properties of biomolecules. Introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics of biological systems.
6305. Physical Biochemistry* (4) P: Calculus course; BIOC 6301; consent of dept chair. Application of thermodynamics and kinetics to biochemical systems.
6310. Molecular Biochemistry* (3) P: General chemistry; organic chemistry; general biology; consent of dept chair. Replication, translation, and expression of genetic information and its regulation.
6320. Metabolism* (4) P: General chemistry; organic chemistry; general biology;; consent of dept chair; RP: BIOC 6301. Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Focus on integration of metabolism and its regulations in humans.
6330. Introduction to Research* (1-3) Register for course for 3 semesters. P: Consent of instructor. Assignment to faculty preceptor. Design experimental protocols and collaborate in some aspect of the preceptor's program.
6335. Seminar in Biochemistry* (1) Registration for fall and spring semesters required. May be repeated for credit. P: Consent of dept chair. Formal seminars and student critiques of current literature in biochemistry, concentrating on one topic each semester.
6355. Current Topics (1) May be repeated more than once with change of topic. P: Consent of chair. Topics of current importance not covered thoroughly in other courses. Lectures, special reports, or lab work.
9000. Dissertation* (3) May be repeated. May count for a maximum of 18 s.h.
BIOC Banked Courses
6350 Biochemistry of Disease (2)
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE MEDICINE
John F. Bradfield, Chairperson
CMED: Comparative Medicine
6100. Animal Research Methods (2) P: Consent of instructor. Use of mammalian subjects in biomedical research. Emphasis on rationale for species and strain selection, ethics of animal use, regulation of animal experimentation, diseases affecting research results, surgical technique, and experimental procedures.
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL HUMANITIES
Loretta C. Kopelman, Chairperson
HUMS: Medical Humanities
6200. Ethics and Research: Humanities and Basic Medical Sciences (1) P: Consent of instructor. Seminar. Critical analysis of major issues in history, ethics, and philosophy of biomedical sciences. Bias and fraud in science, regulations for protection of human and animal research subjects, methodology of clinical trials, sociobiology, social responsibilities of scientists, and other topics.