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 Oregon 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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Perhaps some mneumonic would help
By Babatunde A. on 09. May 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

Nice delivery but as much as Dr tries to break it down,it looks a bit abstract. Perhaps some mneumonic would help

Easy to understand and memorize
By Christophe E. on 06. April 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

Professor Kevin make it enjoyable course; It helped not only in remembering many info that I forgot in the class, but also I did learn many new valuable information. The fact that the explanation provided by Dr. Kevin is so easy to understand and memorize, make this course very interesting.

Biochemistry on lecturio is superb
By Chigozie A. on 06. April 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

I am a biochemistry student, the videos on lecturio have been so amazing. The lectures are superb. The language is easily understood and in a very friendly way. The concepts are been discussed fully and appropriately. It has made me to understand biochemistry more.

By Liviu I. on 24. March 2022 for Biochemistry: Basics

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