BGM1002 : Biochemistry
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Beth Lawry
- Lecturer: Dr Owen Davies, Dr Ahmad Al-Mrabeh, Dr Simon Whitehall, Dr David Bolam, Professor Jeremy Lakey, Dr Scott Anderson
- Other Staff: Dr Julie Tucker, Dr Martyna Pastok, Dr Alison Day, Dr Tom Richardson
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
This module aims to;
1. Demonstrate the relationship between structure and function of the biomolecules
2. Introduce the molecular basis of cellular processes and the principles that underlie many biological events
3. Consider the implications in relation to health and disease
4. Provide an awareness of how key analytical techniques and experiments are applied to generate information about the biomolecules
5. Provide students with the opportunity to develop understanding through problem solving with peers
Outline Of Syllabus
Lectures and seminars cover the following topics:
1. Proteins and amino acids: Proteins and their building blocks; Proteins in health and disease; Enzymes; Protein purification.
2. Carbohydrates: The structure of sugars; Role of sugars in biology.
3. Nucleic acids: Phosphorus in biology; Relationship between DNA, RNA and proteins; Structure of DNA;
4. How structure of DNA explains its function in replication; DNA Sequencing and the human genome; Control of gene expression: RNA synthesis-Transcription; Protein synthesis-Translation.
5. Energy and cellular metabolism: glycolysis; citric acid cycle; oxidative phosphorylation; gluconeogenesis; glycogen metabolism; fat metabolism; basic amino acid metabolism; alcohol metabolism.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||Formative class tests|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||31||1:00||31:00|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||1:00||1:00||Carbohydrate workshop|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||113:00||113:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
1. Lectures will define the scope of the course and communicate basic knowledge as a basis for further study.
2. Seminars and the workshop will encourage students to develop their understanding of the subject and interpersonal communication skills. They provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and exchange ideas in a small group setting. Skills practiced include critical thinking, numeracy, communication & team working.
3. Private study is used for self-directed learning and includes: reading lecture notes and texts; preparation for seminars; using learning resources on the Web. Skills practiced include critical thinking, active learning, numeracy, planning and organisation and independence.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||1||A||100||MCQ format 25-30 questions|
|Computer assessment||1||M||A mid-semester MCQ format exam (formative), 25-30 questions will be provided to students under exam conditions.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The end of semester examination assesses knowledge and understanding of the course material. The formative MCQ questions will help students assess their knowledge and understanding of course material as well as familiarise students with the format of an MCQ exam.
FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.
The form of assessment will not vary from the original.