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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6201
Tracking Number - 1674

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
Submission Type:
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Updated Nmbr from 6210 to approved # 6201

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-03-22
  2. Department: Graduate Affairs
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 6111
  5. Contact Person: Michael J. Barber, D.Phil.
  6. Phone: 9740702
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: GMS
  9. Number: 6201
  10. Full Title: Basic Medical Biochemistry
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Basic Medical Biochemistry
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: 1 yr Biology; 1 yr Chemistry
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The course examines fundamental aspects of biochemistry critical to understanding the chemical and cellular mechanisms relevant to health and disease including intermediary metabolism, enzymology and storage and transfer of genetic information.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is one of the four courses that comprise the College of Medicine's new Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences program which will be a fully on-line certificate directed at students who are interested in careers in health care or are intereste
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Health-related careers continue to have very strong demand by students and this course will fill an critical gap in our educational program by providing access to medically-related courses to students who cannot attend the conventional lecture courses. Thecourse could also serve graduate students in other colleges who have an interest in medical biochemistry.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No, this course will be offered for the first time in the Fall of 2007
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) The minimum qualifications to teach this course are a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or a related discipline and several years teaching experience at the graduate level.

    The current instructor has over 25 years of experience teaching this material at the graduate level.

  29. Objectives: The course develops a broad and thorough understanding at the molecular level of the metabolic and regulatory events that control the functioning of normal cells, tissues and organs and an understanding of how these processes are altered by disease.
  30. Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, students will be able to describe the principal classes of biological macromolecules, identify their components and explain their functions.Describe the steps by which cells break down biological molecules to extract energy for the performance of work.Describe the major human biosynthetic pathways, the steps involved in these pathways and the regulation and control of key enzymes. Explain the principles of metabolic control and the mechanisms by which hormones maintain the caloric homeostasis in various nutritional and disease states. Understand the metabolic roles of the major tissues and organs of the body and how they interact with one another and perceive chemicals from their environment in maintaining body homeostasis.
  31. Major Topics: This course emphasizes the principles of biochemistry and intermediary metabolism and their relationship to medicine and includes topics such as basic enzymology and the structure and function of proteins; energy metabolism and the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, purines and pyrimidines, and the storage and transfer of genetic information.
  32. Textbooks: “Elsevier’s Integrated Biochemistry” (Pelley, J.W.) Elsevier, 2007

    ISBN-13: 978-0-323-03410-4

    “Medical Biochemistry” (Baynes, J.W. and Dominiczak, M.H.) 2nd Ed. Elsevier, 2004

    ISBN-13: 978-0-7234-3341-5

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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