This course provides us with an introduction to the chemical and cellular basis of biochemistry. Together we will learn not only what makes up the human body but also how the individual building blocks work together to allow our body to function at all hours of the day even when we are asleep, keep our body temperature regulated, and even display amazing feats of athleticism.
By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of:
• The structure and function of functional groups like alkanes, ketones, and carbocyclic acid
• Major chemical reactions that occur in the cell
• The structures, chemistry, and function of proteins, nucleic acids and amino acids, lipids, and carbohydrates
We will then finish with how modifications to these processes occur as a means of regulation and disease states. You will also participate in a virtual exploration of biochemical laboratory techniques such as chromatography and protein separation via gel electrophoresis. Reviewing these common biochemical tools will enable you to be better prepared for future academic study within the field.
One year of basic Chemistry and Biology is highly recommended.
Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.