BCH350H1: Antibiotics and Antibiotic Targets

Hours: 
24L/12T

This course will cover the action of the biochemical targets of the existing antibiotics (nucleotide-, RNA-, DNA-, protein- and cell wall synthesis, the manner in which these pathways are inhibited in antimicrobial therapy and the biochemical basis of antibiotic resistance. The biochemistry and origin of naturally occurring and synthetic antibiotics will be introduced. (Enrolment limited.)

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Living Things and Their Environment (4)