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BCHM 270 Biochemical Basis of Health and Disease

 Fall 2023 (Online), Winter 2024 (Blended)
 Year 2
 10-11 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course
Online Course

Dr. Laura van Staalduinen

This course will introduce general biochemical concepts that will allow for an understanding of the biological and chemical principles underlying human physiology, health and disease. The course will provide self-paced learning and utilize evidence-based teaching principles, small group learning, peer-learning, and guided-independent learning methodologies to provide an inclusive learning environment. Students will gain an enhanced appreciation of general applications of biochemistry as applied in day-to-day healthy life and during the disease states, diagnosis and clinical management of metabolic disorders.

Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing , 4U Biology recommended, and (PHGY 170/3.0) or (BIOL 102/3.0 and BIOL 103/3.0), or permission of the instructor.

Note: The blended offering of this course is only available to students registered in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program.

For non-BHSc students

  • No more than 3.0 units from BCHM 102/3.0 and BCHM 270/3.0
  • May not be taken with or after BCHM 315/3.0 or BCHM 310/6.0