Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
BIO 403 Clinical Biochemistry 3 sem. hrs.
Clinical Biochemistry is concerned with the detection and measurement of biochemical changes in disease. This course focuses on the areas of body function required for the maintenance of health including: carbohydrates metabolism, transport and storage of lipids and lipoproteins, acid-base balance and blood gases as well as control of water and electrolytes and kidney function. Genetic control is covered with an emphasis on endocrinology including thyroid hormones. The course also includes a discussion of digestion, nutrition, and drugs, in addition to, liver function, relevant enzymology and the immune system. This course is suitable for students interested in careers in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary. Cross-listed as CHEM 403 Prerequisites: BIO 320/CHEM 320, BIO 321/CHEM 321 or BIO 307/CHEM 307. Offered every fall semester on even-numbered years.
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