Introduction to Biochemistry
This course is offered for Specialist students in Biochemistry, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. It is designed as a foundation course for those students wishing to pursue graduate studies in research or research careers within government and industry. The course is divided into five parts and covers bioinformatics, essential elements of protein and enzyme structure and function, biomembranes and membrane proteins, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, and molecular and cell biology. BCH242Y is designed to complement molecular and cell biology topics covered in BIO130H, 230H and is a prerequisite for the third year courses BCH340H, MGY311Y and the laboratory course BCH377H.
**Please Note** There are 5 laboratories in this course and labs will be held on 5 Wednesdays from 9am-12 noon. 12 Tutorials (Help Sessions 11am-12 noon) will be held on designated Wednesday throughout the year. Lectures will be given Mondays, most Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am. Please keep lab, lecture and tutorial sessions in mind when planning your schedule.
Note: Students who require a full year biochemistry for professional school programs and are not in the B.I.G. specialist programs are advised to take the Biochemistry I (BCH210H) and Biochemistry II (BCH311H).
Course Next Offered
Course Time and Location
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am - 11am (MSB 4279)
Tutorials (Approximately biweekly): Wednesday 11am (MSB 4279)
Laboratories (Five throughout the year): Wednesdays 9am-12 noon (MSB 2380, 2382, 2384)
Method of Student Evaluation
54% Five Term Tests throughout the year
10% Poster presentation
Biochemistry, 4th edition, D.Voet and J.G.Voet (2011, Wiley & Sons)