Biochemistry and Metabolism

Credits: 4 CREDITS (Basic Science)
Director(s): Rohit Sharma
Offered: Monday 9:30-12:00
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: Intensive study of human biochemistry focusing on intermediary metabolism and structures of key intermediates and enzymes important in human disease for first-year students. Course provides basic understanding of human intermediary metabolism related to disease and therapeutic impact. Focus on four topics: lipids, amino acids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids, underscored with examples from diseases and clinical correlations. Summer sessions focus on the basics, while the fall course delves into more advanced topics and patient correlates.