Biochemistry, 12 creditsBiokemi, 12 hp
- Course code
- Course name
- 12 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- G2 - First cycle 2
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
- Decided by
- Programme committee for study programmes in biomedicine
- Decision date
- Course syllabus valid from
- Spring 2018
Specific entry requirements
At least the grade Pass on the course Introduction to Biomedical Science and at least grade Pass on the part 1, Organic-chemical laboratory work, 5 hp, in the course General and Organic Chemistry, 12 credits
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
Regarding knowledge and understanding:
- describe the biochemical functions and regulation of metabolic processes of individual human cells and organs,
- describe connections between changes at the molecular level and changes in metabolism in common diseases.
Regarding competence and skills:
- discuss the effects of pharmaceuticals or genetic variation on metabolic processes,
- search for and select relevant literature for specific topics covered in the course,
- present his/her own results and summaries of literature within the field of biochemistry, both verbally and in writing,
- perform and evaluate experiments,
- perform biomedical laboratory work in a safe manner.
Regarding judgement and approach:
- evaluate relevant methods for biochemical laboratory work.
The course is divided into the following parts:
The teaching includes lectures, laboratory sessions, group tuition (seminars), and project works.
Biochemistry (5 credits). The examination consists of an oral test, written report and oral presentations of project works, graded Fail/Pass.
Biochemical laboratory methods (2 credits). The examination consists of written laboratory reports. Graded Fail/Pass.
Integration of theory and practice (5 credits). The examination consists of a written examination. The written examination is graded Fail/Pass/Pass with distinction. To be eligible to participate in the final written examination, the student must have passed the oral test in the Biochemistry part of the course.
The course grade is based on the grade of the final written examination. To pass the whole course, the grade Pass must have been obtained for all parts of the course.
Laboratory sessions and project work are compulsory, as well as presentations and lectures linked to these parts. The course director assesses if and, in that case, how absence can be compensated. Before the student has participated in all compulsory parts or compensated absence in accordance with the course director's instructions, the student's results for respective part will not be registered in LADOK. Absence from a compulsory part may lead to that the student can’t compensate the absence before the next time the course is given.
Limited number of examinations or practical training sessions
Students who have not passed the regular examination are entitled to participate in five more examinations. If the student has failed six examinations/tests, no additional examination or new admission is provided.
The number of times that the student has participated in one and the same examination is regarded as an examination session. Submission of a blank examination is regarded as an examination. An examination, for which the student registered but not participated in, will not be counted as an examination.
After each course occasion there will be at least six occasions for the examination within a two-year period from the end of the course.
The course language is English.
Course evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board of Higher Education.
Oral evaluation in the form of course council meetings will be carried out during the course.
Literature and other teaching aids
6. ed. : Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2013 ISBN:978-1-4511-7562-2 LIBRIS-ID:13993817 Library search
7. ed., International ed. : Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, cop. 2012 - xxxii, 1098,  s. ISBN:978-1-4292-7635-1 LIBRIS-ID:12135215 Library search