At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
- Competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school
An active knowlegde of :
A passive knowledge of :
Specific prerequisites for this course:
Basic knowledge on organic and inorganic chemistry
2. Learning outcomes
Students can descibe the different macromolecular structures that are found in living organisms and can enlight – in their own words – the function of these biomolecules in relation to their structure as well as their biological role. The students understand the role and functioning of enzymes and can argument the importance of enzymes in relation to carbohydrate- and lipid metabolism. Students can describe these processes in their own words and can explain the complex regulatory mechanisms that occur during these metabolic processes.
3. Course contents
The course starts with an overview of the ‘building blocks’ of living matter (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids). Further expanding on this subject, the structure and function of the most important macromolecular structures (proteins, DNA, RNA, phospholipids etc.) will be discussed. In all cases a link will be made with the biological role of these molecules. Next, the basic mechanisms of enzym function and –kinetics will be elaborately discussed.
The second part of the course handles on the most important energy metabolism related pathways in an animal cell. Both catabolic- and anabolic pathways of important biomolecules will be discussed.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesPractice sessionsSeminars
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentationClosed book
6. Study materialRequired reading
Handouts sued during the lectures will be made available via blackboardOptional reading
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Lehninger 'Principles of Biochemistry'.
7. Contact information
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