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Fundamentals of Biomolecules
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Biomolecules are the end product of bioprocessing, and bioprocessing is an important method used by biopharmaceutical and other life-science industries in the manufacture of marketable products. This course provides students with a basic understanding of the structure, function and behavior of the 4 groups of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins) with special emphasis on applications to biomanufacturing and related industrial activities.
Course Objectives
  1. Gain an understanding of the concepts of basic inorganic and organic chemistry as they relate to biomolecules
  2. Gain an understanidng of the basic structure and functions of the 4 categories of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins)
  3. Build a foundation understanding the importance of biomolecules, their function, structure, and behavior, in industrial life-science applications
Outline of Instruction
  1. Day 1
    1. Entrance Assessment and Background Questionnaire
    2. Introduction to inorganic chemistry
    3. Basis of organic chemistry: Carbon
  2. Day 2
    1. Review
    2. Acids and Bases
    3. Four major types of biomolecules; overview of location and function
    4. Carbohydrates
    5. Lipids
  3. Day 3
    1. Review
    2. Proteins
    3. Nucleic Acids
    4. Solutions
    5. Review, Evaluations, Final Course Survey
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 85% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Completion of final course survey and all class activities
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Bionetwork Manager