Course syllabus

Biokemi
Biochemistry

KBKF15, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2021-04-14

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in biochemistry, particularly within protein chemistry, enzymology, photosynthesis, and metabolism as well as basic abilities in biochemical laboratory work.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and a report from a laboratory practical.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Parts
Code: 0121. Name: Biochemistry, Theory.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: Different methods for protein purification and protein characterization. Examples of specific enzyme mechanisms. Carbohydrates in biological systems. The three steps of energy metabolism. Control of metabolism by different methods. Mechanisms of hormone action. Electron transport and its relation to ATP synthesis and photosynthesis. Biosynthesis of central biomolecules.
Code: 0221. Name: Biochemistry, Practicals.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Report on practicals. Contents: The laboratory practical covers the purification of genetically modified lactate dehydrogenase from E.coli.

Admission

Assumed prior knowledge: KBKF05 Cell Biology
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KBK010, KBK020, KBK011, KBKA10

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lei Ye, lei.ye@tbiokem.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.tbiokem.lth.se/english