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Module code:BIOC1008(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Biochemistry and Molecular Biology C
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Ms C Dawson
Organiser's location:Darwin Building
Available for students in Year(s):1,
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:An introduction to the structure and function of the cell and the biochemistry of cellular systems. An introduction to protein structure, function, enzymes and membranes. The structure of nucleic acids, information content, replication, transcription and translation. Intermediary metabolism, glycolysis, TCA, beta-oxidation, oxidative phosphorylation, glycogen metabolism and general nutrition. 
Module aims:To introduce Human Science, Biochemical Engineering and Chemical Engineering students to the ideas and techniques of Cellular and Molecular Biology that are essential for a basic understanding of modern molecular biology. To introduce students to the requirements of university study in the biological sciences and to encourage them to develop skills they will need to succeed in their studies. 
Module objectives:By the end of this course, from lectures, computer simulations, animations and on-line tutorial exercises students should have: Developed at the level of introductory university textbooks, knowledge and understanding of the main aspects of cellular biochemistry, namely:- Introduction to the cell and its structure and function, the fundamental units of biological structure, amino acids, monosaccharides and nucleotides, the structure and function of cellular macromolecules, nucleic acids, proteins and sugars, the process of DNA replication, transcription and translation and DNA repair, the central catabolic and anabolic pathways in metabolism, begun to use web tools for study, learned something of the interpretation of experimental results and solved numerical problems. 
Key skills provided by module: 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Five practical reports 15.00%.
Coursework 15.00%.
Three unseen tests (45 minutes each) 70.00%. 
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