Biochemistry - Biomolecules and Enzymes - CHEM5710

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) Christopher Serpell checkmark-circle

Overview

This course will introduce students to the key ideas and fundamental molecular components of biochemistry. The course will cover simple biomolecules and non-covalent interactions, building up to biological oligomers. This will lead to introductory pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, illustrated with medicinal chemistry case studies.

Details

Contact hours

Private Study: 124
Contact Hours: 26
Total: 150

Availability

Not available as an elective module

Method of assessment

• Online Quiz 1 (1 hour) – 5%
• Online Quiz 2 (1 hour) – 5%
• Assessed Worksheet 1 (4 hours) – 15%
• Assessed Worksheet 2 (4 hours) – 15%
• Examination (2 hours) – 60%
Academic year 2023/24 examined: In-Person Exam (Standard Exam)

Indicative reading

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of non-covalent interactions;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of some important classes of biological oligomers;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts such as drug metabolism, and pharmacokinetics and the role of medicinal chemistry in improving these parameters;
4. Describe and critically evaluate examples of medicinal chemistry case studies.

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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