BIOC 141: Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
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.

ā€œCā€ or better in MATH 25, 26, 28, 29, 75X or higher.

Course Outcomes
  • 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.