Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-806-186 058077 Intro to Biochemistry
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-806-186 INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY ...covers organic and biological chemistry necessary for application within Nursing and other Allied Health careers. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of organic molecules, body fluids and acids. Discussion of biological functions and their relationship to enzymes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and DNA. (Prereq: Gen Chemistry w/C or better OR 2 semesters lab-based high school chemistry w/C or better AND Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 80; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 17; or placement value of 3300; OR prep courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
Total Credits4
Prior Learning Assessments
  1. Credit by Exam
Course Competencies
  1. Use appropriate scientific equipment, methods, and safety precautions
  2. Predict the effects of pH on biochemical reactions and its role in homeostasis
  3. Summarize the structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of hydrocarbons
  4. Summarize the structure, physical properties and chemical reactions of amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives
  5. Summarize the structure, physical and chemical properties of alcohols, ethers, thiols, aldehydes, and ketones
  6. Correlate the molecular structure and function of proteins to their roles in biological systems
  7. Correlate the structure of enzymes to their biological function
  8. Correlate the structure to the functions of key carbohydrates
  9. Correlate the structure to the functions of key lipids
  10. Examine carbohydrate metabolism
  11. Examine protein and lipid metabolism
  12. Correlate the molecular structure and function of DNA and RNA to their roles in biological systems