About the course
Biochemistry is about the chemistry that is part of all life processes, and thus happens in all living tissue. Understanding biochemistry is essential to gain a deeper understanding, regarding many of the physiological processes taking place in plants and animals (including humans 😊).
Please note that this course begins in week 34 and not week 35 as usual.
Understanding basic biochemical processes: Chemical structures of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and RNA/DNA, Enzymes and enzyme regulation, membrane and membrane function.
Metabolic pathways of different macronutrients: glycolysis, anaerobic respiration, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, pentose phosphate pathway, gluconeogenesis, lipid metabolism, amino acid metabolism
Laboratory course. Making some experiments and hand in a lab rapport 😊.
The course will provide an introduction to general biochemical processes. In addition, there will be extra focus on the metabolism of macronutrients in the human organism. The consequences of the biochemical processes will be related to their physiological response.
After completing the course, the student will have acquired competences in theoretical and practical biochemistry for use in nutrition and health.
We will be using videos, study questions, work with the topics in the class, power point slides, using white/black board.
Practical work in the laboratory.