Biological Active Molecules – Introduction to Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in General Chemistry

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • describe the structure of cells
  • explain the structures, properties and function of biologically active molecules
  • explain the cellular energy turnover
  • explain DNA structure and replication
  • explain biotechnology technologies
  • describe the structure and function of proteins
  • describe the structure and function of lipids and membranes
  • explain metabolism
  • explain the energy turnover in cells
  • explain the mode of action and regulation of enzymes
  • explain how DNA can be used in modern recombinant technologies
  • explain the interaction between chemistry and biology at the cellular level


  • use literature on cell biological topics

Type of instruction

Lectures as well as theoretical and practical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Approved active participation in teaching is a prerequisite for participation in the regular exam


Name of examBiological Active Molecules – Introduction to Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBiologisk aktive molekyler – introduktion til cellebiologi og biologisk kemi
Module codeK-KT-D2-1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


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