Pharmaceutical Science (PHPS) Courses
This is the 2019-2020 UH Hilo catalog, previous year catalogs can be viewed on the Back Issues page.
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PHPS 450 Biochem I - Biomolecules (3) This course is designed to provide a basic foundation for the understanding of the structure and function of various biomolecules. Topics will include a review of organic chemistry, discussion of water as a solvent, the acid/base properties of functional groups, structural and physical properties of amino acids and proteins, properties and mechanisms of enzymes, the role of coenzymes and vitamins in biochemical processes, structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, and lipid membranes. The course will conclude with an introduction to metabolism and discussion of carbohydrate metabolic pathways. These principles will provide a foundation for understanding the biochemical basis for disease states and drug action that are central to therapeutics. Pre: Enrollment in the Program
PHPS 451 Biochem II - Metabolism (3) This course will delve into metabolism and the interrelationships of metabolic processes. The biochemistry of metabolism focuses on glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid cycle, gluconeogenesis, and the synthesis and breakdown of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids). Metabolic control and regulation of pathways will be emphasized. Clinical correlates and metabolic diseases will be discussed. Pre: Enrollment in the Program.
PHPS x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.
PHPS x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.
Also see the PHPS graduate-level courses.