Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10420201E11365BIOCHEMISTRY ICompulsory353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The biological sciences have been undergoing revolution and biochemistry has been at the heart of that revolution. Biochemistry seeks to describe the structure, organization and functions of living matter in molecular level. The aim of this introductary course of biochemistry is to explain the structural chemistry of the components of living matter and the relationship of the biological function to chemical structure, the chemistry of processes and substances that store and transmit biological information.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr. Gör. Dr. Emre ERDEN
Learning Outcomes
1To learn the main concepts of biochemistry
2To understand the structure-function relationships in biomolecules
3To learn the biochemical terminology
4To be able to work effectively both as a team worker and as an individual
5To be able to follow up the recent lilterature
6To be able to understand the relationship of biology with biochemistry as well as other science and technology fields
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction to Biochemistry, Structure and function of biomolecules; Amino acids, peptides, proteins, enzymes, coenzymes, nucleic acids, biochemical evolution, Protein synthesis (DNA replication, transcription and translation), protein folding, post-translational modifications.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction
2Water, Bioenergetics
3Amino acids
4Peptides
5Proteins
6Functions of Proteins
7Enzymes
8Midterm Exam
9Coenzymes
10Nucleic Acids-I
11Nucleic Acids-II
12Carbohydrates
13Lipids
14Protein Synthesis-I
15Protein Synthesis-II
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
D. L. Nelson, M. M. Cox, ”Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry”, Worth Publishers, (2000) L. Stryer, “Biochemistry”, Worth Publishers, (2002) D. Voet, J. G. Voet “ Biochemistry” Volume I, Biomolecules, Mechanisms of Enzyme Action and Metabolism”, John Wiley and Sons, (2003) C. K. Mathews, K. E. Van Holde, K. G. Ahern, “Biochemistry”, Pearson Education, (1999) T. M. Devlin, “Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations”, John Wiley and Sons, (2001) D. Voet, J. G. Voet “Biochemistry” John Wiley and Sons, (2003)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination180
Homework120
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
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study7428
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)96
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