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Module code:BIOC2008 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:General Biochemistry of Health
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr A Townsend-Nicholson
Organiser's location:Darwin Building
Organiser's email:a.townsend-nicholson@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:Biochemistry BIOC1001, BIOC1008 or BIOC1009. 
Module outline:BIOC2008: General Biochemistry of Health is the follow-on course to BIOC1008: General Biochemistry. Successful completion of BIOC2008 will permit registration in any of the BIOC Year 3 "Health & Disease" modules (BIOC2012, BIOC3013 and BIOC3017).  
Module aims:BIOC2008: General Biochemistry of Health aims to provide a clear understanding at an intermediate level of the fundamental principles of general biochemistry and how these relate to human health and disease.  
Module objectives:Like BIOC1008, BIOC2008 is divided into three subject areas: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Proteins and Enzymes, and Metabolism. Topics covered in Molecular and Cellular Biology include: Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, the Evolution and Structure of Ion Channel Proteins, Ion Channel Function and Disease, "Omics" and Molecular & Systems Biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, kinomics and more) and Tissue Engineering. Topics covered in Metabolism include: Metabolism and Healthy Ageing, and Metabolism, Exercise and Obesity. Topics covered in Proteins & Enzymes include: Enzyme Structure/Function and Engineering of Enzymes for Therapeutic Purposes, Antibody Structure/Function and Therapeutics and Protein Folding and Diseases of Misfolding.  
Key skills provided by module:ACADEMIC SKILLS: critical thinking, problem solving, synthesis of data, active learning, library research, creativity/innovation, numeracy SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS: reflection on learning, time management, initiative/proactive approach, autonomy, self-awareness assessment, action planning/decision making COMMUNICATION SKILLS: written materials, information skills, active listening, IT skills INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: groupwork/teamwork, adaptability, understanding others (see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ppd/resources/framework for further details) 
Module timetable:https://timetable.ucl.ac.uk/tt/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=BIOC2008 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 55.00%
Moodle test 3 (1 hour) 15.00%
Moodle test 2 (1 hour) 15.00%
Moodle test 1 (1 hour) 15.00% 
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Last updated:2016-08-16 23:33:33 by ucbhhks