Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Lauren Douma
Course Director:  Dr. Lauren Douma

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

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Course Description

GMS 5905 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.

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This is a graduate level course and is intended to fulfill the required coursework for pertinent UF Distance Learning degrees.  Enrollment for this course is managed through the Microbiology & Cell Science online program.  Please visit their website here to apply.

Need an undergraduate level course for graduate or professional school?

Our Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology online course provides the provides the Biochemistry course requirements for admission to UF and other universities graduate and professional schools.