Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404007102012BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRYElective363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The primary aim of this course to teach biological properties of biomolecules their chemical reactions, biosynthesis and consequences
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Demet ASTLEY , Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeşim Gül SALMAN, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazlı SARIKAHYA, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Derya GÜLCEMAL
Learning Outcomes
1To learn the importance of bioorganic molecules in organic chemistry, to discuss the important and possible reactions of them according to their functional groups,
2To examine and discuss the above reactions in aqueous and non-aqueous media.
3To learn detailed information about bioorganic molecules
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
- Structural properties,- Chemical behavior in aqueous and non- aqueous media,- Basic chemical reactions and areas of applications and spectral analysis and chemical synthesis of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, amino acids, peptids and proteins.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1- What is bioorganic chemistry? - Its importance and the relation with other science sections - What are the structures of bioorganic molecules?
2- The structural properties and chemical behaviors in aqueous and non- aqueous media of bioorganic molecules
3- Carbohydrates - The stereochemistry and configuration of monosaccharide molecules
4- The reactions of monosaccharides - Mutarotation
5- Reduction of Monosaccharides : Alditols - Osazones - Synthesis and Degradation of Monosaccharides
6- Disaccharides - Polysaccharides - Sugars that contain nitrogen (The importance and kinds of sialic acid and muramic acid derivatives)
7- Nucleic Acids - The stereochemistry and biosynthesis of nucleic acids - RNA and protein synthesis
8Midtherm Exam
9- Amino acids and proteins - The importance and stereochemistry of proteins - Biosynthesis of amino acids - Analysis of amino acids mixtures
10- Peptides - The importance, stereochemistry and reactions of peptides
11- The importance, stereochemistry and reactions of Lipids - Phospholipids
12- Fatty acids - Terpenes, terpenoids and steroids - Prostaglandins
13- Glucomimetics - The importance of glucomimetics
14- The enzymes - The importance of enzymes - The isolation, characterization and usages of bioorganic compounds
15Final Exam
16
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book(s): Mathews, Van Holde, Ahern, “Biochemistry” Wesley Longman (1999) Helper Book(s): Solomons, T.W.G. “Organic Chemistry” John Wiley & Sons (1996)
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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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination13535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)87
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