Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
200002112017BIOCHEMISTRYCompulsory234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle and Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Biochemistry is a discipline that investigates structure and functio of various molecules in the living organism as well as the biochemical reactions related to these molecules. Biochemical reactions take place in every living organism. Thus, the main objective of the biochemistry discipline is to enlighten these reactions at system, tissue, cell and molecular levels. This course aims to teach the students basic concepts in biochemistry and to introduce the general structure and function of macromolecules, namely protein, carbohydrate and lipid. Through the course, the metabolism of these macromolecules will also be discussed so that the students will be able to analyze and intepret basic biochemical reactions in order to understand the living organism at the molecular level.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Ebru Sezer, Prof. Yasemin Akçay, Dr. Öğr. Sevcan Atay
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to discuss the basic biochemical structures of the cell and organelles
2To be able to elaborate on the basic biochemical reactions in the cell and organelles
3To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure of aminoacid and proteins, to be able to give examples to main structures and explain the basic concepts in their meatbolism
4To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure of carbohydrates, to be able to give examples to main structures and explain the basic concepts in their meatbolism
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basic structures of the cell and organelles Basic concepts in biochemical reactions in the cell and organelles Aminoacid and protein structure and metabolism Carbohydrate structure and metabolism Lipid structure and metabolism
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Biochemistry Functions of the cell, organelles and cell membraneLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
2Macromolecules 1-Aminoacid & protein structure and functionLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
3Macromolecules 2 -Carbohydrate structure and function, Digestion and absorbtionLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
4Glycolysis, glyconeogenesis, HMP Pathway, Glycogenesis and GlycogenolysisLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
5TCA Cycle, Oxidative Phosphorilation, Carbohydrates and Dental HealthLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
6Macromolecules 3-Lipid structure and function, AtherosclerosisLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
7Midterm ExamLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
8Structure and Functions of Nucleotides, Nucleotide MetabolismLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
9Effects of Insulin and Glucagon, Carbohydrate Metabolism DisordersLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
10Hormones and Regulation of the Metabolism, Hypothalamic and, Hypophysis Hormones, Thyroid Hormones
11Steroid HormonesLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
12Structure and Function of Hormones Related to Calcium MetabolismLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
13Introduction to Nutirition Biochemistry, Supplements, ObesityLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
14Structure and Function of Water Soluble Vitamins, Structure and Function of Lipid Soluble VitaminLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
15General EvaluationLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
16Final ExamLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
17Make up ExamLecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
18Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
19Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
20Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
21Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
22Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
23Dersin sunum şeklinde anlatımı Soru cevap yöntemi Animasyon gösterimi
24Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
25Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
26Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
27Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
28Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
29Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
30Lecture Question and Answer Video and animation presentation
31Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. PPT handouts of the lecturers 2. Sağlık Bilimleri için Biyokimyaya Giriş, Prof. Dr. Taner Onat, Palme Yayıncılık, 2006
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures28256
Practice28128
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)111
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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