Thorp High School - Mrs. Steinbach

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Welcome to Biochemistry!

COURSE DESCRIPTION

BIOCHEMISTRY (THS)/
806-186 INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY (CVTC)
Credit: 1.o THS Credit and 4.0 CVTC Credits
Grade level: 11-12
Prerequisite: Chemistry with a grade of B or better
Length: one year

Biochemistry is a one-year course designed to cover the organic and biological chemistry necessary for the nursing and allied health (e.g., dietitians, medical technologist, physical therapists, etc.) career preparation.  It will offer college-bound students a strong background in basic biochemistry. Specifically, we will cover recognizing the structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of organic molecules, body fluids, and acids, as well as biological functions and their relationships to enzymes, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and DNA. Emphasis is placed on developing college level problem-solving techniques and strategies.  A college preparatory delivery, as well as college level textbooks and publications, will be provided. 

This course will appeal to students with a high interest in studying and learning biochemistry concepts, as well as those that wish to earn Chippewa Valley Technical College and college transferrable credit while in high school. Use the UW System Credit Transfer Wizard to see how your credits will transfer.

FYI, programs at CVTC that require this course include: Dental Hygienist and Medical Laboratory Technician.

NECESSARY SUPPLIES

  • your notebook(s) from Chemistry class
  • new composition notebook
  • scientific calculator

SYLLABUS

2018-2019 Course Syllabus (pdf)

CORE COMPETENCIES

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use appropriate scientific equipment, methods, and safety precautions
  • Predict the effects of pH on biochemical reactions and its role in homeostasis
  • Summarize the structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of hydrocarbons
  • Summarize the structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of alcohols, ethers, and thiols
  • Summarize the structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of amines
  • Summarize the structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of aldehydes and ketones
  • Summarize the structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions of carboxylic acids and their derivatives
  • Correlate the molecular structure and function of proteins to their roles in biological systems
  • Correlate the structure of enzymes to their biological function
  • Correlate the structure to the functions of key carbohydrates
  • Correlate the structure to the functions of key lipids
  • Diagram the basic metabolic processes
  • Correlate the molecular structure and function of DNA and RNA to their roles of biological systems

BIO-
CHEMISTRY

Course Details

Assignment
Board

Lab
Resources

Google Classroom

Units:

Chemistry Foundations
(2, 3, & 7)
(9 & 10)

Fundamentals
of Organic Chemistry
(13-17)

Biological
Macro-
molecules
(19-23)

Basic
Metabolic Processes
(24-27)

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Questions?
Email Mrs. Steinbach
tsteinbach@thorp.k12.wi.us