Aug 23 - Biochem 423 Robert A Orlando Ph.D COURSE...

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Unformatted text preview: Biochem 423 Robert A. Orlando, Ph.D. COURSE INTRODUCTION Course Director: Robert A. Orlando, Ph.D., Associate Professor Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Office: Biomedical Research Facility (BRF) Room 223D Email: [email protected] Phone: 505‐272‐5593 Office Hours: Wednesdays after class ‐ ~3:00 to ~4:30 YELLOW CARDING INTO THE COURSE…. 1. SENIORS WHO WILL BEGIN A GRADUATE PROGRAM, MEDICAL SCHOOL, DENTAL SCHOOL OR VETERINARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM IN THE SUMMER/FALL OF 2011 THAT REQUIRES A BIOCHEM COURSE TO BEGIN ‐‐ NOT APPLY ‐‐ BUT TO ACTUALLY BEGIN THE PROGRAM. 2. CURRENTLY ENROLLED GRADUATE STUDENTS MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY – CAREER TRAJECTORY OF MOST STUDENTS DIFFERENT EMPHASIS THAN OTHER SECTIONS OF 423 GREATER EMPHASIS ON PHYSIOLOGICAL REGULATION AND INTEGRATION OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMICAL RESPONSES 1 | P a g e Biochem 423 Robert A. Orlando, Ph.D. INSTRUCTOR DUTIES PRESENT BIOCHEMISTRY IN THE CONTEXT OF NORMAL HUMAN FUNCTION BUILD ON OUR UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY NOT AS A SEPARATE, DETACHED SCIENCE STUDENT DUTIES EXPLORE YOUR PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE DATABASE INTEGRATE NEW INFORMATION ON WHAT YOU KNOW ALSO CORRECT PERSONAL MIS‐INFORMATION CHEMISTRY OF PATHWAYS IS IMPORTANT – KNOW STRUCTURES AND REACTIONS – CRITICAL FOR UNDERSTANDING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PATHWAYS TOPIC AREAS SECTION 1 – BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES AND ENZYME FUNCTION SECTION 2 – GENERATING ENERGY SECTION 3 – FEEDING/FASTING AND THE BIOCHEMICAL RESPONSE SECTION 4 – CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM SECTION 5 – LIPID METABOLISM SECTION 6 – PROTEIN METABOLISM SECTION 7 – NUCLEIC ACID BIOCHEMISTRY 2 | P a g e Biochem 423 Robert A. Orlando, Ph.D. LEARNING RESOURCES NONE MANDITORY TEXTBOOK: BASIC MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY (THIRD ADDITION) BY MICHAEL LIEBERMAN AND ALLAN MARKS ADDITIONAL SUGGESTION: LEHNINGER PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY BY DAVID NELSON AND MICHAEL COX COURSE WEBSITE: HTTP://SITES.GOOGLE.COM/SITE/BIOCHEM423001 EXAM FORMAT COURSE MOVES FAST….STUDY REGULARLY! 4 REGULAR IN‐CLASS EXAMS – ALL MULTIPLE CHOICE - 50 MIN EACH - 25 QUESTIONS – 4 POINTS EACH – 100 POINTS TOTAL (X 4 EXAMS) - NO MAKEUP EXAMS EXAM DATES - 15 SEP WEDNESDAY – EXAM 1 - 8 OCT FRIDAY – EXAM 2 - 5 NOV FRIDAY – EXAM 3 - 3 DEC FRIDAY – EXAM 4 One Exam will be dropped 3 | P a g e Biochem 423 Robert A. Orlando, Ph.D. FINAL EXAM – CUMULATIVE – MANDATORY - 15 DEC WEDNESDAY (3:00PM TO 5:00PM) - 50 QUESTIONS – 2 POINTS EACH – 100 POINTS TOTAL GRADING 400 PTS TOTAL A+ A A‐ B+ B B‐ C+ C C‐ D+ D D‐ F = = = = = = = = = = = = 100‐95.75 95.75‐91.5 91.5‐87.5 87.5‐83.25 83.25‐79.0 79.0‐75.0 75.0‐70.75 70.75‐66.5 66.5‐62.5 62.5‐58.25 58.25‐54.0 54.0‐50.0 <50 QUESTIONS??? 4 | P a g e ...
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