PHAR 284 Biochemistry

PHAR 284 Biochemistry

Lab Assistant

Department offering the course: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Level [Semester]: Second [Spring]

Basic Information

Total Credit Hours: 3
Lecture: 2
Practical: 2
Professional Information
Course Description and Overall aims:
The course introduces the aspects of mammalian biochemistry and metabolism. It enables students to understand the pathophysiologic basis of several diseases and the mode of action of many drugs. It also provides the scientific basis of biochemical processes at the molecular level and orient them towards the application of knowledge acquired in solving clinical problems. The course will discuss the biochemical processes pertinent to carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleotides, as well as any related abnormalities. The laboratory part enables students to understand fundamental laboratory data and apply their knowledge in daily practice. Case studies are also included to prepare students to understand the role of these data in defining therapeutic goals and outcomes.

Prerequisite/ Co-requisite:
PHAR 273 Organic Chemistry III
PHAR 274 Physiology II

Time Table:
Lecture :
Mon 8-10 am  Room 211
Wed 8-10 am Room 15    

Office Hours:   
Tue 12-2 pm    
Wed 12-2 pm    
Thu 10 am-12 pm

Assessment  Methods:
Written exams, oral exams, practical exams, case studies, group seminar presentations.
List of References
- Biochemistry for Pharmacy Students, first Edition: by Amal Galal Omar, PhD, Head of the department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, BAU.
- Harpers Illustrated Biochemistry, Robert K. Murray et al., McGraw Hill, 29th edition.
- Lippincott's Illustrated reviews, Biochemistry, Pamela C Champe et al, 5th edition, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Further reading:
- Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, David L. Nelson and Michael M. Cox, Macmillan, 6th edition.