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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
  Feb 22, 2018
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[70 Hours]
This course provides the foundation for the study of normal and diseased states at the molecular level. The following topics are included in the course of study: macromolecular structure and function; enzymology and enzyme kinetics; intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids; the metabolic basis of disease; nutrition, vitamins, and obesity; endocrine biochemistry; molecular biology (including DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, molecular diagnostics, and the molecular basis of cancer); and the foundations of medical genetics (including chromosome structure and function, chromosomal disorders, inheritance patterns, the genetic basis of metabolic disorders and cancer, and population genetics). Particular emphasis is placed upon the medical relevance of biochemical concepts, and the biochemical defects that result in human disease. Modern, up-to-date developments are used to build upon classical concepts in order to provide students with the background necessary to be excellent physicians who are well-equipped to diagnose and treat patients. The course consists of lectures and review sessions.