CHEM 285 Biochemistry, DH

This course is designed to provide Dental Hygiene students with a fundamental understanding of current concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology. This course offers detailed examination of the structure, function, and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. This course also focuses on the mechanism of DNA replication, transcription, translation, DNA repair, mutations, cell cycle, and signal transduction. Techniques used to study biochemistry and molecular biology are also presented in the context of these major biological processes. Ultimately, this course will help students understand how biomolecules work to carry out the myriad of tasks in cells and utilize the unifying chemical logic that underlines life in all its great diversity. Laboratory activities include lab techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and will help students to better understand Acids, Bases, pH, and Buffers.




Equivalent to CHEM 295 and CHEM 295L combined, starting Fall I 2023