CHEM 215 Biochemistry I: Macromolecular Structure and Function




Biochemistry is the study of the molecules and chemical reactions responsible for the phenomenon of life. This course introduces students to structure-function relationships in fundamental biological macromolecules and the key pathways involved in carbohydrate metabolism and homeostasis, with an emphasis on human biochemistry. Topics include: amino acid chemistry; protein structure, function, and regulation; protein purification and analysis; enzymes and enzymology; nucleic acid structure and function; gene expression; fundamental principles of metabolism; pathways of cellular respiration and glucose homeostasis. This course includes work-integrated learning experiences.


BIOL 214 (C-); and CHEM 211 (C-) or CHEM 201 (C-)

Course Notes

CHEM 215 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements.

CHEM 215 is an approved Science course.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).


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