Oct 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 540 - Biochemistry of Obesity and Diabetes


3 Credits
The course focuses on describing the underlying causes of obesity and the molecular links between obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. The signaling that occurs to indicate the body is fed will be examined. The cellular differentiation process that underlies the formation of adipose tissue will be discussed. The students who will benefit from this course are those who have an interest in human pathology. Upperclass Nursing students may take this course with instructor’s approval. Graduate students in Nursing, Nutrition, Biology and Chemistry who have a good understanding of biochemistry are encouraged to take this course. 
Prerequisite(s): You must have had a course in biochemistry or cell biology that covered basic metabolism and biochemical pathways as well as some enzyme regulation to take this course.



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