BIC633 - Biochemistry for Analytical Chemistry

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Subject Title
Biochemistry for Analytical Chemistry

Subject Description
This course is designed to introduce chemistry majors to the basic, current principles and techniques commonly used in laboratories that may employ graduates of the CHY program. The course will focus on several general techniques and will relate biochemical/microbiological procedures to specific analytical chemistry methods. This course will also explore basic microbiological techniques since there is a great trend towards using microbes in traditional chemical fields including Environmental Remediation. Further, many inorganic metals and polymers are compromised by microbiological invasion. Consequently, a rudimentary understanding of microbes and simple biochemistry will augment a chemists relevance in the workplace. The course consists of both lecture and laboratory components. Graduation from the course will require successful completion of both components.

Credit Status
One credit towards the following Technology Diploma Program: CHY, both co-op and non-coop programs

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


  1. Have demonstrated an understanding of the basic techniques utilized in microbiology and biotechnology.
  2. Have demonstrated acquisition of the theories presented in class such as basic microbiology, protein, lipid, carbohydrate, and DNA chemistry.
  3. Will show an appreciation of where biotechnology will progress in the next few years and how these topics relate to Chemical Engineering.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.