Biochemistry: Basics

Biochemistry: Basics

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Biochemistry is the study of biomolecules within living organisms. These compounds are found in every structure and process of every living species and appear to be key in the initiation and maintenance of life as we know it.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the basic principles of biochemistry, including the most important concepts regarding carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. The levels of protein structures, gene expression, and basic metabolic functions will be covered as well.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to be familiar with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology.

Course Details

  • Videos 72
  • Duration 4:59 h
  • Quiz questions 158
  • Concept Pages 22


Your Educators of course Biochemistry: Basics

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oklahoma State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSUโ€™s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical Schoolโ€.

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Knowing the fundamentals
By Leslie Gabriela S. on 22. January 2022 for Involved Proteins โ€“ Protein Movement and Cell Signaling

The lecture breaks it down so simple that itโ€™s easier to understand. Thereโ€™s still more factors that Iโ€™m sure theyโ€™ll be discussed in other lectures but itโ€™s perfect to help to create a strong foundation in your knowledge

Loved it
By Mishal W. on 12. January 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

Great Visualization and the elaborative method of teaching is right according to my mind.

clear speak, high yield
By Jamshed B. on 04. January 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

brief , clear, high yield, relaxed, in depth lectures. With a question and answer section at the end of every lecture. I'm loving it

By Musiime F. on 14. December 2021 for Biochemistry: Basics

Dr Kevin explains the concepts slowly and with emphasis. He also includes the physiological aspects, making biochemistry sound more biological rather than chemical