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Biochemistry (Nutrition and Health)

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.

Practical information

Students from Nutrition and Health at University College Copenhagen

Min. 12, max. 32.

University College Copenhagen
Campus Nørrebro
Sigurdsgade 26
DK-2200 København N

Four hours written test with all aids. Rated on the 7-point grading scale.

Biokemi

Registration for the elective module is open in week 12+13 for the autumn semester and in week 42+43 for the spring semester.

Registration (available March 22 at 9.00 am)

Information and timetable in English

Content

Understanding basic biochemical processesChemical structures of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and RNA/DNAEnzymes and enzyme regulationmembrane 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 😊. 

Learning outcomes  

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. 

Learning methods 

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 

Contact

Michael Kristensen

Lektor

+45 24 29 63 77