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Julia Rossi

Julia Rossi

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Julia Rossi has 20 years experience and specializes in Informatics.

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  1. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. WGU offers Chemistry (atoms, molecules, solids/liquids/gases, kinetics and equilibrium, thermochemistry, etc) and it offers biochemistry (protein structure and function, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, metabolism, etc). Two very different courses. One is called Chemistry and the other is called Biochemistry. If you don't know the difference, then you really do need to take both courses! Julia Rossi RN, MSN, Program Coordinator
  2. Biochemistry is very different from general or organic chemistry and, yes, there is usually a pre-requiisite that students will have had general chemistry before taking biochemistry. If a course covers biochemistry (the study of chemical reactions related to living organisms), it might be considered to meet the pre-requisite but usually the material covered in a biochemistry course is extensive and requires an independent course. Biochemistry is essential to understanding reactions at the cell level andcell metabolism, how proteins are built and broken down, the role of lipids, alterations in protein chains that lead to disease, and much more. It is very relevant to nursing and nutrition. Julia Rossi, RN, MS, Program Coordinator WGU Nursing Program