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BIOCHEMISTRY (BIOC)

Updated for 2013-2014

BIOC 241 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3)

First semester of a two semester course sequence covering the fundamentals of general, inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Emphasis on chemical reactions, principles and concepts as they apply to living systems. Satisfies the one-semester biochemistry requirement for majors entering the Dental Hygiene program and a DP requirement for majors entering the School of Nursing at UH Mānoa. (DP)

Prerequisite: MATH 83 or equivalent

Rec Preparation: High school level science.

BIOC 251 Elements of Biochemistry (3)

Second semester of a two semester course sequence covering the fundamentals of general, inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Biochemical principles and concepts as applied to living systems, including sufficient organic chemistry to understand the relationship between structure and properties. Topics include the structural theory of organic chemistry, nomenclature, and properties of the major bio-organic families; enzymology; and the metabolism of the major classes of biochemical compounds. Intended for students entering into a BSN program. (DP)

Prerequisite: BIOC 241 or CHEM 151B with a C or better or equivalent.

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