University of Calgary

BCEM 393 - Introduction to Biochemistry - Winter 2019

Biomolecules and metabolism as a foundation for understanding molecular organization and reactions of life. Relationships between structure and biological function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and coenzymes. Principles of metabolism are illustrated using key metabolic pathways. Laboratory involves inquiry-based approaches for studying biomolecules and metabolic pathways.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3/2)


  • 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.


  • Chemistry 351; and Biology 311 or admission to the BHSc Honours program and Medical Sciences 341.


  • Credit for Biochemistry 393 and 341 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2020.
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