Distance Education: Courses

Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

4 credits, Offered each semester and runs along the same timeframe as the regular UF semesters.

This course surveys the structure, function, and metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. It introduces concepts in cell structure, replication and growth, and metabolic regulation. Lecture notes are available as downloadable PDF files and video recordings of each lecture can be streamed directly from the UF E-Learning website.

This course is intended to provide the biochemistry course requirements for admission to UF and other universities graduate and professional schools.


Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

4 credits, Offered each semester and runs along the same timeframe as the regular UF semesters.

This course is designed to provide early-stage graduate students in the life sciences with a firm foundation in the structure, function, and metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. It also introduces concepts in cell structure, replication, cell signaling, growth control, and metabolic regulation. The course also introduces students to critical evaluation of primary research literature and small group presentations.


Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Genetics

3 credits, Offered each semester and runs along the same timeframe as the regular UF semesters.

This course is designed for graduate or advanced undergraduate students desiring a course in molecular biology beyond an introductory course. Lectures and discussions will emphasize modern molecular and biochemical approaches to solving problems of current interest.