Course DescriptionGet an introduction to some of the basic chemical, physical and biological processes responsible for the survival and growth of humans and other complex life forms, bacteria and viruses. Explore the basic chemistry and overall structure of the most important biological macromolecules, including the study of enzyme catalysis; cellular architecture; intermediary metabolism; and special processes such as photosynthesis, biological oxidation and energy production. You also study the various ways that biological systems react to their environment. Learn to apply module topics to aspects of exercise, nutrition or inborn errors of metabolism that people have likely already been exposed to in their day-to-day lives.
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