Fall 2020 Course Delivery Information

Please note information below may be subject to change in each course as the remote delivery and on-going COVID situation necessitates.

To help you plan your course schedule for Fall 2020, here are details on how our courses will be delivered:

Biochemistry 2200 - Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
Asynchronous delivery, regular online tutorials, online exams.

Biochemistry 2201 & Pharmacy 2004 - Introduction to Biochemistry
Asynchronous delivery, multiple synchronous tutorials per week that students can choose between. Exams/quizzes will be available for writing for defined 24 hour periods.

Biochemistry 2600 - Introduction to Human Nutrition
Remote Delivery using Brightspace and WebEx. Asynchronously delivered with a mix of live and previously recorded lectures. Live tutorials will vary to accommodate student schedules. All live sessions (tutorials and lectures) will be recorded and made available via Brightspace. Final grades will be calculated using quizzes and assignments available over a defined period of time; however, a combination of formative and summative assessment (e.g. polls, surveys, class discussion, quizzes and assignments) will be used to monitor student progress.

Biochemistry 3206 & Pharmacy 3111 - Metabolism
The course will be delivered asynchronously. Multiple synchronous tutorials will be offered, as well as office hours. Evaluation will be via online exams and assignments, made available for 24 hour periods, as well as a written assignment.

Biochemistry 3207 - Nucleic Acid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Asynchronous delivery, a number of synchronous tutorials per week that students can choose between. Term exams will be available for writing for defined 24 hour periods.

Biochemistry 3600 - Sports and Exercise Nutrition
Remote Delivery using Brightspace and WebEx. Asynchronously delivered with a mix of live and previously recorded lectures. Live tutorials will vary to accommodate student schedules. All live sessions (tutorials and lectures) will be recorded and made available via Brightspace. Final grades will be calculated using quizzes and assignments however, a combination of formative and summative assessment (e.g. polls, surveys, groups work, peer evaluation, class discussion, quizzes and assignments) will be used to monitor student progress.

Biochemistry 4104 - Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Developmental Biology
Course material will be posted as weekly modules in Bright Space. Modules will contain explanatory, text-rich documents with embedded figures and tables. Review sessions/tutorials will be scheduled at least once a week. These sessions will be recorded and will be available to students for the duration of the semester. There will likely be two midterm examinations and a final examination or paper.

Biochemistry 4200 - Bioenergetics and Biological Oxidation
Course material will be posted as weekly modules in Bright Space. Modules will contain explanatory, text-rich documents with embedded figures and tables. Review sessions/tutorials will be scheduled at least once a week. These sessions will be recorded and will be available to students for the duration of the semester. There will likely be two midterm examinations and a final examination or paper.

Biochemistry 4210 - Biochemical Research Techniques I
A single one-hour synchronous meeting per week, plus online videos, readings, quizzes and assignments to complete in your own time by the end of each week.

Biochemistry 4230 - Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism
The course will be delivered asynchronously. Synchronous tutorials and office hours will be offered. Evaluation will be through online exams/quizzes that can be completed within a 24 hour period, as well as written and oral presentations that evaluate published research.

Biochemistry 4300 - Advanced Nutrition
Remote Delivery using Brightspace. Lecture material asynchronously delivered as previously recorded lectures. Live tutorials will be held at various times and will vary to accommodate student schedules. All tutorials and lectures will be recorded and made available via Brightspace. Student presentations will be delivered synchronously at specific times, but will be recorded for those who cannot attend at that time. Final grades will be calculated from presentations and written assignments as well as participation via surveys.

Biochemistry 499A/B - Dissertation
499A/B - a combination of on campus research projects and a choice of three off campus alternatives will be available. All projects will be supervised by a faculty member. A formal written thesis, with oral presentation, questions and answers, will be required in all formats. Synchronous class sessions will be held approximately every other week during the semester. Off campus project formats are: computational project, systematic review, grant proposal.

See here for more information regarding options that will be available to Honours students who enroll in BIOC499A/B during the 2020/21 academic year.

Contact

Biochemistry

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000