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This Biochemistry course focuses on the role of proteins in cells, tissues and organisms. It covers topics such as the role of proteins in catalysis of enzymatic reactions, in cell signalling, cell-cell interaction and cell shape and movement, and touches on the critical roles of selected proteins in human health. Teaching is delivered by a combination of lectures, workshops and practicals.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
This course focuses on the role of proteins acting as enzymes, and how they are regulated. It introduces cell signalling systems, and how they act to control gene expression and enzyme activities. It examines cell signalling systems and other functions important for metabolic health, and channels and transporters that move molecules across membranes. It describes the role of proteins acting as cytoskeleton and determining cell shape and movement, and their role in cell-cell interaction and tissue formation.
You will gain first-hand experience of laboratory procedures used to acquire the information learned about in lectures, and in presenting and analysing data.
You will gain experience in researching a specific topic and presenting your findings in form of a literature review.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Essay - 15%
Lab Report- 15%
2 x Tests - 5% each
Exam - 60%
Alternative Resit Assessment
One essay (15%)
One lab report (15%)
Two tests (5 % each)
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|