University of Calgary

BCEM 393 - Introduction to Biochemistry - Spring 2017

The structure and function of carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids, coenzymes and enzymes will be presented, along with an introduction to metabolism and energy transduction. Laboratory: Overview of current biochemical techniques for studying proteins, enzymes and metabolic pathways.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-4/2)


  • Credit for both Biochemistry 393 and 341 will not be allowed. Prior or concurrent completion of, Biology 331 is strongly recommended. Biochemistry 393 and 443 are the recommended courses for students wishing to take only two biochemistry courses. These courses cover biochemistry broadly and include the topics students are expected to understand prior to admission to Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry and other professional schools having two courses in biochemistry as recommended preparation or requirements for admission.


  • Biology 311 or MDSC 341 (BHSc students only), and Chemistry 351.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2018.
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