Biochemistry II

2019/2020

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in General and organic chemistry, Biomolecules and Biochemistry I or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module

  • Can account for the synthesis of biological macromolecules (DNA/RNA and protein)
  • Can account for the structure, function and regulation of biomolecules
  • Can account for Michaelis-Menten enzyme kinetics
  • Can account for the energy metabolism of cellular systems
  • Can account for basic metabolic pathways

Skills

  • Can describe the structure and function of lipids, cell membranes and membrane proteins
  • Can give an overview of important metabolic pathways; glycolysis, citric acid cyclus, oxidative phosphorylation, glyconeogenesis, photosynthesis, Calvin cyclus, pentose phosphate synthesis, protein metabolism, amino acid catabolism and fatty acid metabolism
  • Has an understanding of DNA replication, RNA and protein synthesis
  • Can use the gained knowledge in the project "The cell as a factory"

Competences

  • Can evaluate whether processes are anabolic or catabolic and whether processes are primary metabolic or secondary metabolic
  • Can understand which biochemical processes that are important in connection with the complex biotechnological processes in e.g. a biorefinery

Type of instruction

Lectures, group work and seminar calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examBiochemistry II
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleBiokemi II
Module codeK-BBT-B4-4
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