Course: Chemistry of Natural Compounds

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Course title Chemistry of Natural Compounds
Course code KCH/CPL
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Dadáková Eva, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Smetana Pavel, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to basic groups of natural substances (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, alkaloids, terpenoids, polyphenols). Primary and secondary metabolites. Reactivity and function of individual groups. Nutritional importance, essential substances. Main techniques used in the field of natural substance analysis.

Learning activities and teaching methods
E-learning, Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies), Individual tutoring
  • Preparation for classes - 139 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 61 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is focused on amplifying of knowledge about natural compounds in relation with specialization, according to the aim and methodology of dissertation and trainer request. The course deals with the basic groups of natural compounds according to their structure and chemical properties and their biological impact. The function of natural compounds in foodstuffs, raw material and feed is also discussed. The methods of both qualitative and quantitative analysis of natural compounds are introduced.
The students can use the acquired knowledge about important groups of natural substances and their properties in other related subjects of their field and in the practical part of their work.
Prerequisites
Standard knowledge of organic chemistry and biochemistry of plants / animals / microorganisms

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Knowledge acquired during the completion of chemical and natural science subjects in the previous study.
Recommended literature
  • Heldt H.-W., Piechulla B. Plant Biochemistry. 2011. ISBN 9780122146749.
  • Murray R. K. Harperova ilustrovaná biochemie. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7262-907-7.
  • Vodrážka Z. Biochemie. Praha, 1996. ISBN 80-200-0600-1.
  • Voet D., Voet J.G., Pratt Ch. Principles of Biochemistry. 2012. ISBN 978-1-118-0.


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