First Semester - 4 Credit Hours - BSCN-603
Biochemistry emphasizes the clinical relevance of the basic principles and phenomena which define how the human body works at the molecular level. Throughout the course, diseases related to biochemical disorders will be emphasized with the aid of weekly clinical vignettes. Topics include protein structure, enzyme kinetics, metabolic pathways and basic nutrition, emphasizing their medical importance. A basic understanding of these issues lays the groundwork for making insightful diagnoses of disease states and managing the treatment of illnesses effectively. The goal of this course is to emphasize the relevance of biochemistry in a clinical context.