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Core Research Literature

East Baltimore
1st Term
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Variable Credit
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
This is a blended course. Time traditionally spent onsite will be replaced by seventeen hours of outside-of-class coursework (in addition to assigned homework).
Tu, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Provides a complement to the BCMB core curriculum. Student reads research papers relating to a core lecture topic. Discussions are led by a student while a faculty member from Biochemistry or MMI act as facilitator. Helps students to develop skills in reading the primary literature and provides an introduction to the experimental paradigms underlying the concepts presented in the core course.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Read and critically evaluate primary research literature in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 99% Participation
Special Comments

Requirement for students in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology enrolled in core curriculum