BBMB 121: Medicines, Drugs and You
Cr. 2. S.
Prereq: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 50 and biology.
An introduction to how medicines treat disease, what drug molecules look like, how they function, how they can be toxic, modern therapeutics ranging from over-the-counter pain relievers, antibiotics and anti-depressants, to anti-cancer chemotherapies, a discussion of illegal drugs from toxicity to mechanism of action and potential therapeutic benefits. Intended for students of all majors.
The department of Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology offers majors in biochemistry or biophysics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a major in biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.