| BARRY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES COURSE SYLLABUS SPRING 2013
BMS 528 SEC 01
Spring 2013 (Jan. 9th, 2013 – May 3rd, 2013)
Hollywood Rm 2
Friday, 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Graham Shaw, Ph.D.
OFFICE ADDRESS: Wiegand 229
OFFICE TELEPHONE: 305-899-3264
Tuesday, 12.30 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, 12.30 – 3 p.m.
All other times by appointment
Biochemistry at Barry University is taught over two semesters, Biochemistry I in the Fall and Biochemistry II in the Spring. These courses have been designed so that when integrated they provide the necessary biochemical knowledge for those in the medical and health related professions.
The structure, function and metabolism of biologically important molecules were reviewed in biochemistry I. Biochemistry II serves to build on this material whilst considering the application of biochemistry to disease etiology, diagnosis and treatment.
Biochemistry II starts with a review of two areas crucial to normal, healthy cellular functioning. The structure and function of biological membranes, in particular the variety of cell signal transduction paradigms and the biochemistry of hormones. The structure, function and replication of the cell’s genetic material. This information is reviewed in a series of lectures on DNA, the genetic code, protein synthesis and aspects of molecular biology.
The digestion and absorption of biomolecules is reviewed and the consequences of malfunction considered. A number of disease states are used to illustrate selected principles including the relationship between nutrition and disease; atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, obesity and diabetes. The application of clinical biochemistry techniques to disease diagnosis is described and the biochemistry of exercise and aging visited.
ARTICULATION TO MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY:
This course is offered by the College of Health Sciences, which is grounded in the liberal arts tradition and is a part of Barry University’s scholarly community, committed to the highest academic standards in graduate education. This Biochemistry course addresses both the university mission statement as well as the strategic plan adapted by the College of Health Sciences. This is accomplished by offering a high quality student-centered curriculum in an environment, that encourages Christian and ethical values and promotes intellectual growth and curiosity. Throughout the semester students will be encouraged to visit with faculty and demonstrate their critical thinking skills by offering opinions on current scientific theories and research reviews as they relate to Biochemistry. Case studies will be incorporated into lecture material and used to encourage student pursuit of knowledge and truth. Students in this course will develop an awareness of health issues that impact those living within and outside of our community as they analyze nutrient deficiency diseases. The course will also stimulate awareness for the wellbeing of others as the prevalence and etiology of metabolic disorders is addressed.
At the end of this course, students should be able recall and apply biochemical principles
to other courses throughout the curriculum, e.g., Pharmacology, Physiology. Students should be able to rationalize the significance of biochemistry in health and disease.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
Evaluate the structure and function of the plasma membrane.
Discriminate between the variety of signal transduction mechanisms.
Explain the principles of DNA transcription and translation and evaluate the mechanisms by which protein synthesis is regulated....
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