BCH 4024: INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
COURSE COORDINATOR: Dr. Philip J. Laipis
Fall Semester, 2011
four (4) hours
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
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.
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.
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.
course notes, announcements, copies of old exams and quiz packages, and old test answers and keys are available only at
the Sakai site.
faculty lecture notes for this course are available
at the "Sakai E-Learning" site. All other
course-related files can also be found there. There is
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