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Principles of Biochemistry

Harvard University via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Biology
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Effort 4-6 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 15 weeks long

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Principles of Biochemistry integrates an introduction to the structure of macromolecules and a biochemical approach to cellular function. Topics addressing protein function will include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks, and the manipulation of enzymes and pathways with mutations or drugs. An exploration of simple cells (red blood cells) to more complex tissues (muscle and liver) will be used as a framework to discuss the progression in metabolic complexity. Learners will also develop problem solving and analytical skills that are more generally applicable to the life sciences.

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Rachelle Gaudet and Alain Viel

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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
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A fantastic introduction to biochemistry. If you've every struggled to understand the basics of biochemistry then this is the course for you. If you just starting to study biochemistry you would have to work a lot in this course, but lectures are just amazing, explanations are clear.
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Karen C
5.0 10 months ago
by Karen completed this course, spending 16 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
Excellent course, but grueling - it's long, it covers a huge swath of material, and it's not easy for someone, like me, with a limited background in chemistry. But it's well worth it. The presentation isn't the snazziest, in most cases, but I learned a great deal and highly recommend it for anyone serious about studying biochem.

FMI see my personal blog post at https://sloopie72.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/biochem-mooc/
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