Courses

LS-BIOC 304 Biochemistry and Nutrition Credits: 4

The chemistry of the structures and processes of the human body in their normal condition with special consideration of the chemical aspects of disease of the oral structure. A presentation of the basic principles of nutrition.

LS-BIOC 3120 Biochemistry and Nutrition Credits: 3

The fundamentals of biochemistry and the nutritional implications as they relate to source and utilization of essential nutrients.

LS-BIOC 3240 Applied Nutrition Credits: 3

Students will discuss life cycle nutrition as it relates to preventive dentistry and total health. Nutritional factors from infancy to old age are discussed, including diet and nutrition for special patients such as expectant mothers, diabetics, patients with heart disease, fracture patients, institutionalized patients, etc. Students will provide nutritional counseling to healthy patients and special patients within the framework of the course. Principles will be utilized in later clinical courses and practicums.

LS-BIOC 341 Basic Biochemistry Credits: 3

One semester course covering the properties of organic compounds important to biological systems. Structures, characterization and reactions of common compounds and their relationship to the building blocks of biological systems will be discussed.

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 202, CHEM 320 (or CHEM 322R).

LS-BIOC 360 Biochemistry Credits: 3

Introduction to modern biochemistry. Structure and function of biologically important compounds, major biochemical pathways and their regulation in animals, plants and microorganisms, and the molecular and biochemical basis of gene function will be studied.

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 202, BIOLOGY 206, CHEM 320 (or CHEM 322R), LS-BIOC 341.

LS-BIOC 360L Laboratory in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Credits: 3

Laboratory studies in biochemistry and molecular biology with an emphasis on modern techniques and quantitative relationships.

Prerequisites: LS-BIOC 341.

LS-BIOC 360WL Laboratory in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Credits: 3

Laboratory studies in biochemistry and molecular Biology with an emphasis on modern techniques and quantitative relationships.

Prerequisites: LS-BIOC 341.

LS-BIOC 365 Human Biochemistry I Credits: 3

The basic principles of human biochemistry for pharmacy students presented in a two-term integrated unit. Topics will include the chemistry and mechanisms involved in biosynthesis, degradations and utilization of the major constituents of living systems and the biochemistry of specialized tissues, hormones, nutrition and regulation. Restricted to students in the School of Pharmacy.

Prerequisites: CHEM 320 (or CHEM 322R).

Co-requisites: BIOLOGY 202.

LS-BIOC 366 Human Biochemistry II Credits: 3

The basic principles of human biochemistry for pharmacy students and other undergraduates presented in a two-term integrated unit. Topics will include the chemistry and mechanisms involved in biosynthesis, degradation and utilization of the major constituents of living systems and the biochemistry of specialized tissues, hormones, nutrition and regulation.

Prerequisites: LS-BIOC 365, School of Pharmacy Student.

LS-BIOC 370 Pharmacy Biochemistry Credits: 4

The chemistry and mechanisms involved in biosynthesis, degradation and utilization of the major constituents of living systems, and the biochemistry of specialized tissues, hormones, nutrition and regulation with a focus on application to clinical pharmacy practice.

Prerequisites: Admission into the UMKC Pharm.D. program.

LS-BIOC 425 Bioinformatics Credits: 3

Study of the acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, modeling, and distribution of information in biomolecular databases. Recent developments in genomics and proteomics and how these databases are used in modern biological research will be emphasized.

Co-requisites: LS-BIOC 341

LS-BIOC 430 Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Credits: 3

Molecular aspects of gene structure and function, including macromolecular synthesis, gene regulation, genetic transfer and biotechnology will be discussed in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 202, BIOLOGY 206.

Co-requisites: LS-BIOC 341 Basic Biochemistry.