A One-Semester General, Organic, and Biochemistry Course Format Linked by a Molecular Model Project
Journal of Chemical Education
Curriculum, Biochemistry, Molecular modeling, Students, Molecules
The article describes a curriculum for a condensed one-semester health sciences chemistry course that is tied together with a molecular model project. A course format of four sections is used to organize the abundant material of the course. Coverage of some organic chemistry topics is reduced, allowing the course to focus on the more relevant biochemistry material. The semester-long molecular model project, which requires students to produce three-dimensional representations of important biomolecules and analyze the molecules' acid-base properties, serves as a bridge between the molecular structure, acid-base, and biochemistry sections of the course. This approach has been well received by the USM College of Nursing and students.
Tracy, H.J. (1998). A one-semester general, organic, and biochemistry course format linked by a molecular model project. Journal of Chemical Education. 75(11), 1442-1444. doi.org/10.1021/ed075p1442"