The course introduces students to the central facts and concepts of biochemistry and covers topics ranging from the structure, physicochemical properties and function of biomolecules; enzymes and their function; human metabolism and its regulation to signal transduction and motor proteins.
The detailed learning goals of the course can be viewed on the course's Moodle page.
There is no traditional script for this course. Instead the course is supported by a Moodle page through which students have access to all necessary texts, exercises, videos and activities.
The essential course material will be available on the course's Moodle Page in the form of scripts and lesson handouts. The course does not have an "official" textbook, but students may find a general reference book on the topic interesting. For this purpose, the text "Löffler/Petrides Biochemie und Pathobiochemie" ISBN 978-3-642-17971-6 may be interesting.
Prerequisites / Notice
The course builds on the content of the courses "Chemie für Mediziner", "Pharmakologie für Mediziner" and "Molekulare Genetik und Zellbiologie".
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block for
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Health Sciences and Technology 2017; Version 07.10.2021 (First Year Examinations) Bachelor's Degree Programme in Human Medicine 2017; Version 14.05.2020 (First Year Examination Block 2) Bachelor's Degree Programme in Human Medicine 2018; Version 24.02.2022 (First Year Examination Block 2)
The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination
written 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examination
"Die Prüfung kann am Computer stattfinden"
The examination may take place on the computer.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block. This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.