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 3


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 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 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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clear speak, high yield
By Jamshed B. on 16. January 2022 for Vitamins

He speaks very well. Concepts delivered very well. I could understand most of his theory

bad organization
By linhao z. on 15. December 2021 for Vitamin D and Intracellular Actions

very bad organization of the material vitamin d , then calcium, then vitamin d, then calcium. and there are lots of overlap between classes

Vittamin section
By robert m. on 19. October 2021 for Vitamins

Only wish the section would have also included videos or as link to videos posted elsewhere to Vitamin C, B1,B2,B6 and the rest of the water soluble Vittamins.

Really good topics and really good explanation
By Carlos A. on 26. May 2021 for Vitamins

Really good divided and explanation, with good examples and great review questions