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BIOC 141: Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3 credits)

Course Description

Biological chemistry focusing on the integration of concepts from general, inorganic, and biochemistry and their application to living systems. Satisfies the one-semester chemistry requirement for pre-nursing and pre-dental hygiene majors. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): C or better in MATH 25, 26, 28, 29, 75X or higher or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Utilize precise chemical language to effectively communicate biochemical and allied health- related concepts and results.
  • Analyze and apply appropriate procedures for solving biochemical and allied health-related calculations involving solids, liquids, gases, and solutions.
  • Relate the location of an element in the periodic table to its electronic structure and chemical reactivity.
  • Describe ionic and covalent bonding theories and apply them to the construction of proper Lewis structures and prediction of molecular characteristics.
  • Relate biochemical and allied health-related concepts, theories and laws to everyday phenomena.

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