College: School of Medicine Credits: 6.5
Semester: spring and fall Intended Students: Foreign students
Biochemistry is the study of structures and functions of biological molecules, processes and regulation of metabolism, and molecular mechanism and regulation of the transmission of genetic information in living organisms. Biochemistry investigates the chemical nature of the seemingly magical phenomenon of life at the molecular level.
Much of Medical Biochemistry deals with biological molecules and chemical processes in human beings. Major topics include:①the structures and functions of cellular components such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other macrobiomolecules; ②metabolic pathway and controlling mechanism of substances such as carbohydrates,lipids and amino acids;③transmission of genetic information;④biochemical and molecular mechanisms of diseases.
This course allows students to develop an understanding of the chemical nature of different physiological processes and molecular mechanism of pathological processes. Study of biochemistry will lay a solid foundation for future studies in clinic diagnosis and treatment.
A series of practical classes is integrated with the lectures to allow students to further develop concepts covered in the lectures, and also to become familiar with techniques commonly used in biochemistry laboratories.