• Application Deadline
  • 70 days
HMX Biochemistry from Harvard Medical School HMX focuses on the foundational principles and themes in biochemistry, spanning from the molecular up to the whole organism. Learn why human health is dependent on chemistry, and what that means for clinical care.
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Understanding biochemistry is an excellent foundation for learning all of biology, but it can be difficult to make sense of the complexity of biochemical systems.

In HMX Biochemistry from Harvard Medical School HMX, you’ll learn about the principles governing the interactions of individual molecules, and how those same principles apply at the scale of cells and organisms. Along the way, you’ll see how biochemistry intersects with human disease and clinical care.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • April 7 – June 19| Application opens December 11
    • June 9 – August 21| Application opens March 18
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 70 days
    • Duration description

      Each course is 10 weeks long. New lessons are released weekly, and material remains available until the course closes. Expect to spend 3-6 hours per course per week.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Topics covered include:
  • The Rules of Energy
  • How Energy is Harnessed
  • How Energy is Transformed
  • Cellular Specialization
  • Compartmentalization of Biochemical pathways
  • Signaling Pathways
  • The Chemistry of Life


  • College students interested in medicine or anyone who is considering applying to medical school
  • Individuals interested in pursuing training for other health care careers
  • Professionals looking to improve knowledge for work on health care applications, projects, and research
  • High school students who are interested in medicine and want to challenge themselves


  • Kevin S. Bonham, PhD - Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Ole-Petter (“OP”) Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

We recommend knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, and physics. Advanced knowledge of these topics is not required.

Technological Requirements

The lessons require a modern browser – the latest Chrome, Safari, or Firefox should work well. A broadband internet connection is recommended to access the rich media in the program. If you’re unsure of what browser version you’re currently using, check WhatsMyBrowser.org for more information.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    800 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • National

    800 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 800 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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The enrollment fee for each HMX course is US$800.


 If you sign up for a multi-course bundle, you receive a significant discount: US$1000 total for a two-course bundle (US$500 per course), US$1425 total for a three-course bundle ($475 per course), US$1800 total for a four-course bundle (US$450 per course), or US$2125 total for a five-course bundle ($425 per course). 

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