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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 334 - Biochemistry in Health and Disease 3 s.h.

This course is designed for upper-level students interested in the health professions, fitness, or human biochemistry. Topics will include the biochemical basis and characteristics of the most prevalent human diseases of the 21st century developed world - heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and metabolic syndrome. Biochemical topics relevant to optimum health will be covered, including the biochemistry of fitness, endurance training, regulation of fuel use during rest and exercise, feeding and fasting. Students will also learn principles underlying common biochemical and chemical diagnostic tests used in clinical laboratories and how new drugs are designed, tested and marketed. A-E Only.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 330  or CHEM 331 .