Jun 20, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

CHE 160 - Principles Of Biochemistry


Course Description: A practical investigation of the fundamentals of biochemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, biological membranes, and major metabolic pathways. This course will couple the traditional study of biological chemistry with standard laboratory procedures commonly utilized in modern biotechnology industries. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite(s): Certificate in Biotechnology or permission of the course instructor.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Relate biochemical principles to everyday life.
  • Explain the chemical structures and functions of biomolecules.
  • Analyze the role of biomolecules in biological membranes and major metabolic pathways.
  • Use good laboratory practices while conducting standard laboratory procedures commonly used in biotechnology.
  • Draw conclusions based on analysis of graphic and numeric data gathered from biochemistry experiments.
  • Deliver effective presentations about biochemistry using content and techniques appropriate to the biotech industry.

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