BCHM102 - Introduction to Biochemistry

Course Description:
Chemical principles as applied to biochemistry, human and clinical biochemistry.
Course Objectives:

The objective of this course is to introduce general biochemical concepts which will allow for an understanding of the biological and chemical principles underlying human physiology and disease.

Textbook:

Lippincott's Illustrated Review by Richard A Harvey

Biochemistry is the long-established first-and best resource for the essentials of biochemistry. Students rely on this text to help them quickly review, assimilate, and integrate large amounts of critical and complex information. For more than two decades, faculty and students have praised LIR Biochemistry’s matchles.

Publication Date: May 24, 2013 | ISBN-10: 1451175620 | ISBN-13: 978-1451175622 | Edition: 6

Evaluation:

Evaluation Scheme

  • Midterm #1               15 %          MCQ
  • Midterm #2               15 %          MCQ
  • Online Quizzes         12 %          MCQ
  • SGL                            8 %          Short Answer
  • Final Exam                50 %          MCQ & Short Answer

Online Quizzes

  1. Sept. 28, 2015
  2. Oct. 8, 2015
  3. Oct. 22, 2015
  4. Oct. 31, 2015
  5. Nov. 19, 2015
  6. Dec. 3, 2015

Midterms

  1. Oct. 14, 2015
  2. Nov. 4, 2015

In Class Small Group Learning

  1. Oct. 16, 2015
  2. Nov. 6, 2015
  3. Nov. 20, 2015

 

 

Grading Method: Grading Method

In this course, some components will be graded using numerical percentage marks.  Other components will receive letter grades, which for purposes of calculating your course average will be translated into numerical equivalents using the Faculty of Arts and Science approved scale:

                                          Arts & Science Letter Grade Input Scheme

Assignment mark

Numerical value for calculation of final mark

A+

93

A

87

A-

82

B+

78

B

75

B-

72

C+

68

C

65

C-

62

D+

58

D

55

D-

52

F48 (F+)

48

F24 (F)

24

F0 (0)

0

 

 

Your course average will then be converted to a final letter grade according to Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale:

 

                                          Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale

Grade

Numerical Course Average (Range)

A+

90-100

A

85-89

A-

80-84

B+

77-79

B

73-76

B-

70-72

C+

67-69

C

63-66

C-

60-62

D+

57-59

D

53-56

D-

50-52

F

49 and below

Expectations:

HIGH ....and fair

Arrive prepared;

While here, engage;

Once done, reflect.

Academic Integrity: Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see www.academicintegrity.org). These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of thecommunity will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on Principles and Priorities: http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/policies/senateandtrustees/principlespriorities.html).

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1
http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/academic-calendars/regulations/academic-regulations/regulation-1

1), on the Arts and Science website (see http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/academics/undergraduate/academic-integrity), and from the instructor of this course. Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.

Instructors:

Laura van Staalduinen

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, contact Course Coordinator: Dr. Laura Van Staalduinen

Last Updated: Jun, 29 2016