HX1001 Biological Chemistry 7.5 credits
Educational levelFirst cycle
Academic level (A-D)B
Grade scaleP, F
PeriodsSpring 13 P3 (7.5 credits)
Start date2013 week: 2
End date2013 week: 9
Language of instructionSwedish
Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Form of studyNormal
Number of placesNo limitation
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Part of programme
To give the students basic knowledge about the way on which bio-molecules co-operate in the normal life of the cell.
Course main content
The aim of the course is to give knowledge of the importance of the chemical bounding for the chemical and physical properties of chemicals compounds, set in a biological perspective. It will furthermore explain aspects of the thermodynamic forces driving chemical reactions.
Biological important equilibrium reactions will be discussed focusing on the properties and function of buffer solutions in the body.
The structure and biological function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleotides will be highlighted.
The course will focus on the structure and function of the eukaryotic cell.
Thus the student will obtain basic knowledge of the regulation of cell metabolism, i.e. the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids in the maintenance of normal cellular functions.
Holum, John R.: Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological chemistry, 6th edition, John Wiley & sons, New York 1997
- TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN2 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grade scale: P, F
Requirements for final grade
Written examination 1 (TEN1: 3 cr.)
Written examination 2 (TEN2; 4.5 cr.)
Märit Karls, email@example.com
Mats Nilsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 07.