This course covers the biological principles relating to cellular and subcellular levels of structure and function. Topics include introductory biochemistry and molecular biology as well as the fundamentals of cell structure and physiology. Implications of these basic principles for medical science will be considered as appropriate.
1.Understand the fundamentals of molecular bonding and the special role of water
2.Describe the structure of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins
3.Describe how enzymes function
4.Identify the components of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their respective
5.Describe how prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells regulate gene expression
6.Understand basic cell membrane structure and function
7.Describe the phases and events in the cell cycle
8.Understand basic cell metabolism \u2013 in particular, the biochemical pathways
Borderline grades will be decided based on attendance, individual effort and class participation. Attendance for the discussion section is highly recommended since we will be actively discussing problems and articles.Attendance for laboratory, on the other
technique works if you do not actually perform the experiment in the lab. In addition, many of the lab session build upon experiments conducted in the previous session. As such, it will be impossible to continue the remaining experiments.
In the case that you must miss a lab due to personal or family illness, funerals, or religious or work- related commitments, the instructor should be notified prior to the lab so that alternate arrangements can be made. If you miss more than two laboratories, you must repeat the entire laboratory section.
are considered excusable reasons for missing an exam. Proper documentation is required. The instructor should be notified as soon as possible if you are unable to take an exam. Make up exams will be oral.
All matters of dishonesty will result in failure for the course. Plagiarism includes submitting another student's work as your own, presenting information from others' work as your own, and presenting information, even from the text or the laboratory manual, without recognition of the source.
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