This module covers the general principles of metabolic disorders and focuses on pathways, enzyme mechanisms, and diseases associated with defects in metabolism.
Total Contact Hours: 23
Total Private Study Hours: 127
Total Study Hours: 150
It is recommended that you have taken core Stage 1 modules in Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences
Method of assessment
Computer Practical Report (2,000 words) – 30%
Examination (2 hours) – 70%
The examination is a compulsory sub-element and must be passed to complete the module
Clarke, Joe T. R., (2010). A Clinical Guide to Inherited Metabolic Diseases. 3rd Edition Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Nelson DL, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry. Editions 5 – 7.
Newsholme, E. and Leech, A. (2009). Functional Biochemistry in Health and Disease. Chichester: Wiley.
Osgood M., Ocorr K.A., (2012). The Absolute, Ultimate Guide to Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry: Study Guide and Solutions Manual, 6th edition, New York: W.H. Freeman.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes.On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate critical understanding of selected mechanisms that can lead to human metabolic diseases, and their genetic basis.
Recall metabolic maps that relate the main pathways of catabolism and biosynthesis to each other.
Demonstrate significant understanding about how metabolic pathways interact with each other, including those in different tissues.
Demonstrate critical understanding of selected chemical mechanisms that underpin the metabolism studied.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Communicate effectively and confidently using a variety of methods.
Analyse data relating to metabolic defects and report results.
Solve complex problems.
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Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
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