Biochemistry with Lab (NR.110.207) *
NR.110.206 Chemistry with Lab or the equivalent*
*Student must submit a transcript to registration showing previous completion of Chemistry prior to gaining approval to register for NR 110.207 Biochemistry. The transcript can be submitted to registration by completing a support request ticket using SEAM’s online form.
Biochemistry is a natural science that investigates life processes at the molecular level. This course begins with an introduction to the structure and function of the four classes of biomolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. In the second half of the course, glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation will provide a context for an introduction to the fundamentals of enzyme catalysis, kinetics, bioenergetics, and metabolic regulation. The virtual lab promotes mastery of the lecture content while exploring lab techniques used in biochemical research. Upon completion, students will have a solid background in the science that provides the foundation of the biomedical sciences. (4 credits)
SAMPLE Course Syllabus (pdf download)
Note: This is a SAMPLE course syllabus and does not necessarily reflect the most recent version of the course syllabus. Do not order the textbook found on this sample syllabus. For further information regarding materials for this course, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook Information page.
* Offered, but not required for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing MSN Entry into Nursing Program.
Interconvert amount of substance between moles, mass and molecular weight
Use conversion factors in calculations involving solids, liquids, gases, solutions, heat and energy.
Calculate and express solution concentrations in various ways, such as mass percent, parts per million, mole fraction, molality, and molarity.
Write balanced chemical equations and distinguish between different types of chemical reactions.
Describe the major components of an atom, write symbols for isotopes and calculate the average masses of elements.
Predict direction of change in reactions at equilibrium and measure reaction rates.
Predict the types of intermolecular forces within a compound.
Describe the geometry and polarity of molecules and predict their physical properties.
Describe the properties of acids and bases and measure their concentrations in solutions.
Required Textbook and Course Materials
The custom bundle required for this course includes an electronic copy of the textbook and access to resources within Cengage OWL. Students will also need to purchase access to Labster to complete course lab content.
For further information regarding materials for this course, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook
Describe the affect of pH on chemical structure and the relevance to biochemistry.
Describe the structure and function of the four classes of biomolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.
Explain how enzymes increase the rate of biochemical reactions.
Explain how animal cells extract and use energy from food.
Explain how enzymes are used to regulate metabolic pathways.
Describe the lab techniques used to study biomolecules.
Required Textbook and Course Materials
Pratt, C. & Cornely, K. (2018). Essential Biochemistry, (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
WileyPLUS with ORION adaptive learning primer. Students will also need to purchase access to Labster to complete course lab content.
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Every nursing school has entrance requirements that are a little different, but for the most part, prerequisites for nursing school are similar. Here are prerequisites offered at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing:
- Human Growth and Development Through the Lifespan
- Biochemistry with Lab * §
- Microbiology with Lab *
- Anatomy with Lab *
- Physiology with Lab *
- Chemistry with Lab * §
* Virtual labs are accepted at Hopkins Nursing, but not everywhere. Check your university and state licensure requirements for prerequisite courses.
* § Offered but not required for the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing MSN Entry into Nursing program.
The short answer is yes! Prospective students pursuing any discipline in need of supplemental coursework can now take instructor-led, undergraduate-level prerequisites all online at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Always speak directly with the program/school at which you are applying to confirm, but our courses are designed to align with requirements for other health programs like:
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Physician Assistant (PA)
Prerequisite Info Session and Virtual Classroom Tour, August 14, 2023.
Watch video demo of virtual classroom and labs.
For further information regarding required materials for all courses, please visit the Prerequisite Textbook Information page.