National University




CHE360 Biochemistry I

Lead Faculty: Dr. Dzung T. Nguyen

Course Description

Study of the structures and functions of important classes of biological molecules: proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids. A strong and current background in chemistry is required to successfully complete this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify major classes of polymeric biological molecules and their monomeric building blocks.
  • Describe physical and chemical properties of major classes of polymeric biological molecules
  • Explain the specificity of enzymes, and rates of enzymatic processes.
  • Describe how nucleic acids store and transmit genetic information.
  • Describe how carbohydrates and lipids are used both as energy storage and building cellular units.

Prerequisite