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Biomedical chemistry (6 points)


Leader: Dr M I Aguilar (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Dr M-P Van Damme (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to the chemistry of organic molecules and the biochemistry of cells. The role of functional groups in biological molecules of biomedical importance. Common reactions in metabolism. Ionisation and the concept of pH. Proteins as biological polymers. Physical properties of proteins in solution. Enzyme catalysis and kinetics. Biological oxidation and cellular energetics. The mitochondrial electron transport chain. Structure and metabolism of lipids and polysaccharides.

Assessment: Written theory exam of essay questions and MCQs: 65% + Small group session Demonstrators weekly assessment, answer sheets, SDLs (20%) + Multiple Choice Questions (5%) + Mid-semester test: 10%

Contact Hours: 3 lectures and a 3-hour small group session or computer based or self-directed learning per week

Prohibitions: BIO1011

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