BIOC 102

Biochemistry and Human Health

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

An introduction to current issues related to human health and disease and approaches taken by biomedical scientists in response to them. Cancer, autoimmune diseases, and coronary heart disease; the concept of risk factors; infectious diseases, e.g., AIDS, dysentery, tuberculosis, and parasitic infections; human nutrition, food safety and preservation, and their relation to health and world food shortages. Strategies for disease treatment, e.g., animal cloning, gene therapy, genetic engineering, vaccination, and the development of new pharmaceuticals such as human hormones; controversies associated with each strategy.


  • Not open for credit to students registered in BIOC 300A or BIOC 300B, or with credit in a third-year BIOC or BIOL course.

Undergraduate course in Biochemistry offered by the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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