Biomolecules and Biochemistry I

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module

  • Can explain the properties of a broad diversity of biological molecules
  • Can account for the basic synthesis of biological macromolecules (DNA/RNA,┬áprotein/sugars, polysaccharides and lignin)
  • Can account for degradation of lignocellulosic material
  • Can account for the structure of biomolecules
  • Can account for the structure and reproduction of prokaryote and eukaryote cells

Skills

  • Can distinguish between anaerobic and aerobic organisms and basic metabolism
  • Can outline basic properties of enzymes
  • Has a basic understanding of DNA replication, RNA and protein synthesis
  • Knows about prokaryote and eukaryote cell components, functions and division
  • Can use the gained knowledge in the project "Biomass conversion"

Competences

  • Can evaluate whether processes are aerobic or anaerobic
  • Can understand which biochemical processes that are important in connection with the complex biotechnological processes in connection with biomass conversion e.g. in a biorefinery

Type of instruction

Lectures, group work and seminar calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examBiomolecules and Biochemistry I
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Approved active participation in the teaching is a prerequisite for participation in the regular exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleBiomolekyler og Biokemi I
Module codeK-BBT-B2-1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science