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BIOC 503-504 / MIC 503-504, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. I, II. Continuous course; 5 lecture hours. 5 credits. Prerequisites: Undergraduate organic and physical chemistry, or permission of instructor. A comprehensive introductory course that describes basic biochemistry and reviews current concepts of modern cell and molecular biology.

BIOC 505, Experimental Biochemistry (Rotation). I, II, III. Continuous course; 4 laboratory hours. 2 credits. Laboratory work, including theory and practice of advanced biochemical research methods.

BIOC 690.901, Biochemistry Seminar. All semesters; 1 credit. Lectures, presentations of research reports and topics of current interests through the departmental seminar series. Includes special assignments in selected areas of advanced study not available in other courses.

BIOC 690.902, Biochemistry Student Seminar. All semesters; 1 credit. Student research in progress presentations.

BIOC 602, Physical Properties of Macromolecules. II. Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Physicochemical approaches to the determination of the structure and conformation of macromolecules.

BIOC 691.901, Special Topics in Biochemistry/ Student Journal Club. All Semesters; 1 credit. Reports on recent biochemical literature and research by students with faculty guidance.

BIOC 691.904 Critical Scientific Thinking, I. Semester course; 1 lecture hour, 1 credit. First semester of MS or PhD program, 1 credit. Intensive reading course that provides basic instruction in the critical evaluation of scientific literature.

BIOC 604, Enzymology. II. Semester course; 1-3 lecture hours. 1-3 credits. Physical and Chemical properties and mechanism of action of enzymes. Treatment of chemical catalysis, enzyme kinetics, and correlation of enzyme structure to mechanisms.

BIOC 605, Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology. I. Semester course; 2 lecture hours, 2 credit hours. Eukaryotic replication, transcription, RNA processing, control of gene expression by methylation, translation, cell cycle, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, viral vectors, and gene therapy.

BIOC 606 / PMC 637, Signal Transduction. II. Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Understanding mechanisms of cellular communication: current concepts of signal transduction.

MICR 510, Scientific Integrity. I, Semester course, 2 lecture hours, 2 credits. Surveys contemporary issues relating to scientific integrity and responsible conduct in research. Topics include ethical scientific conduct, scientific fraud and misconduct, authorship and peer review, use of humans and animals in biomedical research, ownership of data, intellectual property, conflict of interest, scientific record keeping, academic honor codes, and the ethics of genetic technology. The course consists of interactive lectures followed by small group discussion of cases.

MICR 512, Laboratory Safety. I, Semester course, 1 lecture hour, 1 credit. The course consists of lectures and hands-on activities and provides training in chemical, laboratory, fire, and radiation safety.

ANAT 691, Scientific Writing, II, Semester course, 2 lecture hours, 2 credits. This course provide basic instruction in grant and manuscript writing as well as other means of scientific communication.