Suggested Tasks for Conceptual Integration - Module 11

Read the interdisciplinary discussions for Module 11.

Learning Goals

Be prepared to discuss the basic biochemistry of macromolecules with the language of organic chemistry, for example, relating peptide bond formation, for example, to acyl exchange mechanisms or ring formation of monosaccharides to hemiacetal formation.

Achieve steady improvement in your skill at writing MCAT essays.

Be able to apply physical science concepts to the biochemistry of macromolecules such as the role of solubility effects in determining tertiary protein structure.

Understand the intentions of the writers of Verbal Reasoning questions on the MCAT.

Work on integrating your knowledge of the biological macromolecules with concepts from molecular genetics, cell biology, metabolism, and physiology.

Integrate membrane functions within the broader biological context. Examples include the importance of membranes in energy and signal transduction.

Understand the structure of the Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cell in the light of the transcription and translation of genetic material.