Module Catalogues

Introduction to Biochemistry

Module Title Introduction to Biochemistry
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

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