Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms

Online Course

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms

What is the course about?

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms
The course Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms is an online class provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology through edX. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Enhance your scientific thinking and data analysis skills with this in-depth adventure through biochemistry.

Course description

Do you want to prepare for medical school, study a STEM field, become a research scientist, or transition to a career in the booming biotechnology industry? Or maybe you just want to understand the chemical reactions that govern life itself. Join Professor Yaffe, an MIT professor and practicing surgeon, as he guides you through the science that inspires countless doctors, researchers, and students alike.We developed 7.05x Biochemistry with an emphasis on: Developing your scientific thinking skills including articulating hypotheses, performing thought experiments, interpreting data, and designing experiments. Using data based on real scientific experiments and highlighting the scientific process. Asserting that biology is an active field that changes daily through examples of MIT (and other current) research, not static information in a textbook. Visualizing real molecular structures with PyMOL to better understand function and mechanism. Appreciating the quantitative aspects of biochemistry and practicing this quantitation with MATLAB. Translating topics in biochemistry to diseases and medicine.   Conveying the authentic MIT firehose experience. Implementing the science of learning in the course design. We offer a thorough and robust means of certifying edX learners in their mastery of the MITx biochemistry content, through the MITx 7.05x Biochemistry Competency Exam. This challenging option is available only to those who register for the verified-certificate track, and successful completion of this exam is the majority of the assessment grade that counts toward a certificate. The Competency Exam will be open from August 20, 2019 to August 27, 2019.

Prerequisites & Facts

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms

Course Topic

Biology and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Science

University, College, Institution

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Course Skill Level


Course Language


Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Massachusetts Institute of Technology you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (150.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms
provided by edX


Share your experience

Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms
Massachusetts Institute of Technology edX
Rate the course

Do you recommend the course? *
Here you can find information, reviews and user experiences for the course “Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms“. The provider of the course – “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” – will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the class, click here to use the offical support channels. It would be great if you could share your experience of participating in the course – Your honest review will surely help others to choose the right class!
School: MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: Biology and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Science