52120 BIOCHEMISTRY I

Course Description

This course describes the main classes of bio-macromolecules and describes their structure as related to their functions, such as carbohydrates, proteins lipids and nucleic acids. It also describes biochemical reactions leading to the synthesis and degradation of these molecules. The amino acids classification, structure and chemical identification is included. The essential amino acids, monosaccharide, fats and oils, DNA and RNA are discussed in detail.

Learning Objective

  • At the end of this course the student is expected to:
  • 1. Describe the main classes of biomolecules and describes their structure as related to their functions.
  • 2. Classify carbohydrate, proteins and lipids
  • 3. Also describe processes leading to the synthesis and degradation of these molecules

Credits

    3

Books for this Course

  • CHEMISTRY. Principles, Patterns and Application By: Averill & Eldredge 2007

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015

Course Prerequisite

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