Applied Biochemistry for Nurse Anesthetists

Course Number: RNA 61033
3 Credits

This course is intended to provide the students with an understanding of the biochemical basis of physiological processes including abnormal derangements. Students are expected to apply the biochemical principles to nurse anesthesia practice. Major topics covered include: 1) structures of the nucleic acids, synthesis of DNA, RNA and proteins; 2) protein structure and function, enzyme, pH and pKa, acids, bases and buffers; 3) common metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids; and 4) special topics including medical genetics and molecular endocrinology. Lectures are supplemented by case studies and clinical correlate presentations related to anesthesia.