Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
10420201E11374BIOCHEMISTRY IICompulsory363
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 term. The goal of this course is describing the metabolism the totality of chemical reactions that occur in living matter.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suna Timur
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 metabolism, protein and amino acid metabolism, oxidative decarboxylation and Citric Acid Cycle, carbohydrate metabolism; glycolysis, glyconeogenesis, pentose phosphate pathway and Calvin cycle., Glycogen metabolism; glycogenesis and glycogenolysis, lipid chemistry and metabolism; fatty acid oxidation, biosynthesis, membrane lipids, Cholesterol ve sterol metabolism, oxidative phosphorilation and respiratory chain, electron transport, biological membranes and cellular transport, photosynthesis.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Metabolism
2Amino Acid Metabolism-I
3Amino Acid Metabolism-II
4Citric Acid Cycle
5Carbohydrates-I
6Carbohydrates-II
7Lipids
8Midterm Exam
9Carbohydrate Metabolism-I
10Carbohydrate Metabolism-II
11Carbohydrate Metabolism-III
12Lipid Metabolism-I
13Lipid Metabolism-II
14Biological Membranes
15Photosynthesis
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. D. L. Nelson, M. M. Cox, ”Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry”, Worth Publishers, (2000) 2. L. Stryer, “Biochemistry”, Worth Publishers, (2002) 3. D. Voet, J. G. Voet “ Biochemistry” Volume I, Biomolecules, Mechanisms of Enzyme Action and Metabolism”, John Wiley and Sons, (2003) 4. C. K. Mathews, K. E. Van Holde, K. G. Ahern, “Biochemistry”, Pearson Education, (1999) 5. T. M. Devlin, “Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations”, John Wiley and Sons, (2001) 6. D. Voet, J. G. Voet “Biochemistry” John Wiley and Sons, (2003)
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
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study5420
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading428
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)91
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