Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101036162011Comparative Biochemistry Compulsory128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Objectives of the Course
To provide understanding the biochemistry and physiology of the living systems by comparing the biological events from various views
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Seçil Önal
Learning Outcomes
1Explain the molecular basis of important biological macromolecules
2Describe the methods of comparative biochemistry
3Knowledge on metabolic pathways
4Outline and compare the basic metabolic patways for synthesis and degradation of protein, carbohydrate and fatty acids
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Comparative biochemical methods, nucleic acids and nucleoproteins, folding and metabolism of proteins, plasma proteins and metalloproteins, molecular evaluation, immunoproteins, respirotoric pigments, peptide hormones, extracellular structure and secretion proteins, structure and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and fat metabolism, steroids, oxidative metabolism
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1 Comparative biochemical methods
2Molecular evaluation, genetic code, nucleic acids and nucleoproteins
3Aminoacids and proteins
4Protein folding mechanism and protein metabolism
5Plasma proteins and metalloproteins
6Immune system and immunoproteins
7Peptide hormones, respiratoric pigments, extracellular structure and secretion proteins
8Mid-term Exam
9 Project presentation
10Carbohydrates; structure and function
11 Carbohydrate metabolism; synthesis and degradation
12 Lipids and fats; structure and function
13 Lipid and fat metabolism; synthesis and degradation
14Oxidative metabolism
15Project presentation
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
C.K. Mathews, K.E. van Holde, K.G. Ahern, Biochemistry, Addison Westley Haugman Inc. (2000). D.L. Nelson, M.M. Cox, Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, Worth Publishing (2000).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the sections 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 Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination12020
Final Examination13030
Attending Lectures14456
Report Presentation11515
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation12020
Self Study31030
Reading51050
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)241
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
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4
PO
5
PO
6
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7
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8
PO
9
PO
10
PO
11
PO
12
LO1  43 5     2
LO253   2   4  
LO3  54        
LO4   2 3   5 4
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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