What you'll learn

  • Understand fundamental principles of energy and thermodynamics, and the importance of enzymes in biochemical pathways 
  • Learn about cellular specialization and how cell functions are explained by the chemical properties and structure of biological molecules
  • See how foundational concepts apply in real-life scenarios and clinical settings

Course description

A solid understanding of biochemical principles is essential for the practice of medicine, because so many different diseases and therapies have a basis in chemistry and the interactions of molecules.This course focuses on the foundational principles and themes in biochemistry, spanning from the molecular up to the whole organism. 

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

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