by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Vitamins are compounds required in the diet for adequate metabolic functioning. Vitamins can be classified as water- or lipid-soluble. Vitamin deficiency can prove deleterious depending on the specific vitamin that is lacking. Rickets and megaloblastic anemia are prominent examples of conditions caused by vitamin deficiencies.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the most important vitamins and their biomedical importance.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have familiarity with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology and the biochemistry of biomolecules.

Course Details

  • Videos 12
  • Duration 1:20 h
  • Quiz questions 49
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Vitamins

 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 OSU’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 School”.

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By Gael P. on 04. December 2022 for Vitamin A: Steps in Light Detection

easy and complete explanation for a complex topic, you're the best!

By Oji O. on 17. June 2022 for Vitamins

Excellent review and explanations of the different vitamins and their various forms and functions.

Easy to understand and memorize
By deleted u. on 06. April 2022 for Vitamins

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.

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