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Course Overview

  •  this course module presents an advanced in-depth description of studies on the biochemistry of selected human diseases; 
  • the lectures will present fundamental information on human diseases to understand the molecular basis of the disease along with models describing disease progression; 
  • based on this biochemical understanding of disease progression practical applications in healthcare will be discussed where appropriate; 
  • the course will prepare you with the abilities to understand the biochemical complexities of human disease.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Berndt Mueller

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Course Description

Course Aims: The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of selected aspects in Biochemistry. Main Learning Outcomes: Students will gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of biochemical processes causing human disease. Students will get a better understanding of the scientific process by critically engaging with primary research literature. Subject-specific knowledge will be enhanced by independent research and a tutorial. Content: The course will cover disease-causing processes including events leading to cancer. This is complemented by tutorials that introduce other topical aspects in biochemistry.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: One 2-hour written paper (70%) and in-course assessment (30%) consisting of a written essay style assessment.


Formative Assessment

Practice exam questions for Honours courses will be available via MyAberdeen. Whole-year exam information sessions will be delivered during the year. Problem-solving and data analysis sessions will be delivered during the year. 


In-course assessments will provide written comments and feedback. Opportunity for whole-class feedback will be provided during exam information and problem-solving sessions. 

Course Learning Outcomes


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