University of Calgary

BCEM 393 - Introduction to Biochemistry - Winter 2023

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.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3/2)


  • Chemistry 351; and Biology 311 and admission to a Major offered by the Department of Biological Sciences or the Neuroscience Major or a primary concentration in Biological Sciences in either the Natural Sciences or Environmental Science Major. Or, Chemistry 351, and Medical Science 341, and admission to either the Biomedical Science or Bioinformatics Major.


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


This course will be offered next in Spring 2023.
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