HMX Biochemistry, Certificate | Part time online | Harvard Medical School Online | United States
70 days
995 USD/full
995 USD/full
995 USD/full
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In the HMX Biochemistry course from Harvard Medical School Online, you’ll 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.

What you'll learn

In HMX Biochemistry at Harvard Medical School Online , 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.

Programme Structure

Topics covered include:

  • Thermodynamics of chemical reactions
  • The role of enzymes and enzyme regulation
  • Glycolysis
  • Coupling chemical reactions
  • Energy currencies: ATP and NADH
  • The tricarboxylic acid cycle

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 70 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • January start: Application opens August 14
  • April start: Application opens December 11





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are not taking HMX courses through a school or company, you will need to fill out a brief application that gives us some basic information about you and what you hope to get out of the HMX courses. You will also need to confirm that you’ve met the recommended prerequisites.
  • We recommend knowledge of basic chemistry, biology, and physics for all HMX courses. For HMX Fundamentals courses and HMX Pro Essentials courses, no advanced knowledge is required.
  • Advanced HMX Pro courses focus on a specific topic in depth; in order to get the most from these courses, participants should have some knowledge of the underlying topic (for example, genetics or immunology). Those requiring further background may choose to take an accompanying Essentials course, or consider our HMX Fundamentals courses for a more broad overview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    995 USD/full
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    Based on the tuition of 995 USD for the full programme during 70 days.
  • National

    995 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 995 USD for the full programme during 70 days.
  • In-State

    995 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 995 USD for the full programme during 70 days.


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