Differentiating biochemistry course laboratories based on student experience

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  • Henry V. Jakubowski

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    1. Department of Chemistry, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, Saint Joseph, Minnesota 56374
    • Department of Chemistry, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University, Saint Joseph, Minnesota 56374
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Abstract

Content and emphases in undergraduate biochemistry courses can be readily tailored to accommodate the standards of the department in which they are housed, as well as the backgrounds of the students in the courses. A more challenging issue is how to construct laboratory experiences for a class with both chemistry majors, who usually have little or no experience with biochemical techniques and biology and biochemistry majors who do. This manuscript describes a strategy for differentiating biochemistry labs to meet the needs of students with differing backgrounds. BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EDUCATION Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 216–218, 2011.

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