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Module Code: BIO107
Module Title: Introduction to Biochemistry
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Biological Sciences
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
This module aims to provide a better understanding of Biochemistry. The importance of life-related matters will be highlighted. Good understanding of molecule structure of different types of bioorganic molecules, and metabolism/bioenergetics will be addressed.
Learning outcomes 
At the end of this module students should acquire knowledge of the underlying concepts and principles of:

A. The essential of biochemistry

B. The importance of amino acids/proteins/lipids/carbohydrates/enzymes

C. The principles and application of chemical reactions in life

D. Training in lab skills to understand biochemistry principles

E. They will also acquire the ability to apply, evaluate and interpret this knowledge to solve problems in Biochemistry.

Method of teaching and learning 
Course content will be delivered primarily via standard lectures and lab skill trainings, that will be accompanied by suitable lecture handouts (also available on ICE) and lab notes and reports. Students will also be guided to sections of specific textbooks and if reading of specific reviews or sources literature is required then copies of these will be made available in the library for use by the students
Syllabus 
Lecture 1 Introduction to Biochemistry


Lecture 2-4 Amino acids/Peptides/Proteins


Lecture 5-6 Saccharides/Lipids


Lecture 7-8 Enzymes


Lecture 9-10 Bioenergetics/Glycolysis/Citric Acid Cycle


Lab 1 Observation, Measurement and scaling at the macroscopic levels


Lab 2 Observations with a microscope


Lab 3 Fundamental Microbiological techniques


Lab 4 Measurement at Molecular level-determination of concentration


Lab 4 Variation at molecular level - enzymatic activity


Lab 6 Fundamental Biochemistry - determination Km and IC50





Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 20      48    82  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Lab Assessment 20.00
2 Experimental Reports 30.00
3 Final Exam 50.00

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