Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CHE214
Module Title: Introduction to Biological chemistry
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to provide students with detailed knowledge of the organic chemistry of biological systems. The module will provide insights into important metabolic pathways.
Learning outcomes 
A Understand and discuss common mechanisms in Biological chemistry

B Master nomenclature and stereochemistry of biomolecules

C Understand and explain the metabolism of biomolecules from a chemical point of view

D Discuss and elucidate the metabolism of biomolecules

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, tutorial and course works
1. Common mechanisms in Biological Chemistry

i. Electrophilic Addition reactions

ii. Nucleophilic substitution reactions

iii. Nucleophilic carbonyl addition reactions

iv. Nucleophilic Acyl substitution reactions

v. Elimination reactions

vi. Oxidations and reductions

2. Biomolecules

i. Lipids

ii. Carbohydrates

iii. Amino acids, Peptides, Proteins

iv. Nucleic acids

v. Enzymes, coenzymes

3. Pathways elucidation
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13    7      55  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Course Work Assessment 20.00
2 Exam 80.00

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