Course: Chemistry, Biochemistry

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Course title Chemistry, Biochemistry
Course code KCH/TCHBI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Chval Zdeněk, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Křížek Martin, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Šeda Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Constitution of substances, mixtures. 2. Terminology of inorganic compounds and stoichiometry. 3. Energetics and kinetics of chemical processes. 4. Fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics. 5. Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, periodic system of the elements. 6. Hydrogen, oxygen, water. 7. Chemistry of significant non-metals. 8. Chemistry of significant metals. 9. Fundamentals of classical analytical chemistry. 10.Fundamentals of instrumental analytical chemistry. 11.Biocatalysts. Fundamentals of enzymology. 12.Nucleic acids and fundamentals of biosynthesis of proteins. 13.Principles of metabolic changes. 14.Fundamentals of metabolism of saccharides, lipides and proteins and mutual interconnection.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 106 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 6 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 6 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal is to achieve the students' knowledge of fundamentals of general chemistry and biochemistry at the level indispensable for understanding of subsequent subjects. Students from different types of secondary schools arrive with different chemistry knowledge. Such drawbacks must be overcome during the semester. The teaching of this subject will be coordinated with the subject of Food chemistry.
Familiarization with basic principles of general chemistry and biochemistry.
Basic knowledge of chemistry and biology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Test

Requirements on credit: fulfillment of the program of exercises, successful passing of control tests.
Recommended literature
  • Drbal,K., Křížek,M. Anorganická a analytická chemie. Učební text ZF JU v ČB, 1993, 178 s., ISBN 80-85645-08-4.
  • Drbal,K.-Křížek,M. Analytická chemie, skriptum JU. JU ZF, 1999.
  • Křížek,M., Jírovcová,E.:. Cvičení z anorganické a analytické chemie. Učební text ZF JU v ČB, 2010, 252 s., ISBN 978-80-7394-222-9.
  • ŠPIČKA J.:. Biochemie, skriptum ZF JU Č.Budějovice 2004..
  • Vacík J. a kol.:. Přehled středoškolské chemie. SPN Praha. 1999.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Study plan (Version): Nutritional Therapy (2) Category: Health service 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter