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COURSE SYLLABUS BCH 4024: INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY COURSE COORDINATOR: Dr. Philip J. Laipis Fall Semester, 2011 Credit: four (4) hours Course Description: BCH 4024 surveys the structure, function, and metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. It introduces concepts in cell structure, replication and growth, and metabolic regulation. Meeting Times and Places: Lectures: Held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (4nd period, 10:40-11:30 am or 6th period, 12:50-1:40 pm) in the second-floor Stetson MSB (Medical Sciences Building) Auditorium (room N2-200). Reviews and help sessions are held on Thursdays, during the class time, in N2-200, and at other times and locations, to be announced. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry (CHM 2210 and 2211, CHM 2215 and 2216, or their equivalents at other universities) or consent of course coordinator. In certain cases, with permission, CHM 2211 or CHM 2216 may be taken concurrently. CHM 2200 is NOT an acceptable prerequisite for BCH 4024. Text: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 5th edition , by David L. Nelson and Michael M. Cox. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 2008. Textbooks may be obtained from the Health Center Bookstore, Room MG-15. Texts are also available in several local commercial bookstores. A few copies are currently on reserve in the Health Center Library, in the Communicore building. Web Page: This syllabus, expanded policies, and other information about the course are available both on the “Sakai E- learning” site http://lss.at.ufl.edu and at the BCH 4024 site http://www.biochem.med.ufl.edu/coursetemp.php?cid=44. All course notes, announcements, copies of old exams and quiz packages, and old test answers and keys are available only at the Sakai site. Lecture Notes: ALL faculty lecture notes for this course are available ONLY at the "Sakai E-Learning" site. All other course-related files can also be found there. There is NO approved course package. Tests and Grading: Examinations will start at indicated times on the indicated days, in Room CG-28 (Computer Testing Center, Communicore Building, Health Science Center). Any changes in these times will be announced, and further information will be provided near the exam dates. The final examination is scheduled for Saturday, Dec.10, 2011, also in the Test Center. There will be four ninety minute examinations, each worth one hundred (100) points, with a course total of four hundred (400) points. Students' final letter-grades will be determined solely on the basis of their scores on these exams. Exams will be based on the material covered in the lectures, in the discussion periods, and in the textbook. A complete description of
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course BCH 4024 taught by Professor Allison during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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