Course: Biochemistry

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Course title Biochemistry
Course code KCH/HBCHE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Špička Jiří, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Dadáková Eva, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Subject-matter of biochemistry, biochemical function and structure of a cell 2. Enzymology (structure and function of enzymes, classification of enzymes) 3. Enzymology (enzyme activity, enzyme kinetics, inhibition and activation of enzymes) 4. Biochemical energetics, metabolic pathways, regulation of enzyme reactions 5. Glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, fermentation 6. Decarboxylation of pyruvate, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation 7. Pentose cycles, metabolism of polysaccharides (glycogen) 8. Photosynthesis (light stage, dark stage C3 and C4) 9. Basic metabolism of amino-acids, ornithine cycle 11. Metabolism of nucleic acids (structure and function of nucleic acids, replication). 12. Metabolism of nucleic acids (transcription, translation).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for exam - 150 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide a basic knowledge of biochemistry. The course begins with a introduction to enzymology and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and nitrogen-containing compounds.
On the basic gain knowledge biochemistry has alumnus competence use his konwledge in of other chemical and naturalist disciplines.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Commanding of the basics of selected parts of biochemistry with respect to the necessary understanding of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry
Recommended literature
  • ŠPIČKA J.:. Biochemie, skriptum ZF JU Č.Budějovice 2004..
  • Vodrážka,Z. Biochemie, Academia Praha, 2007.
  • Voet,D.-Voetová,J.G.:. Biochemie, Victoria publishing Praha 1995., 1325s..

Study plans that include the course
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