Course syllabus


KBK011, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-04-12

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in biochemistry, particularly within protein chemistry, enzymology 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



Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and a passed report from a laboratory practical.

Code: 0105. 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. Biosynthesis of central biomolecules.
Code: 0205. Name: Biochemistry, Practicals.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed report. Contents: The laboratory practical covers the purification of genetically modified lactate dehydrogenase from E.coli.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KBK010, KBK020

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Leif Bülow,
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