Postgraduate Course: Biochemistry A (PGBI11100)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will cover the biochemistry of enzymes and metabolic pathways, including the chemistry behind the mechanisms of action, structural biology and enzyme kinetics. Examples of current research in health and disease will be explored.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessed poster presentation (60%)
Written exam (40%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Exam: PGBI11100 Biochemistry A||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe different enzyme reaction mechanisms
- Understand the importance of structural biology in enzyme function and be able to explore enzyme binding sites in 3D structures using Pymol.
- Appreciate the interrelationships between metabolic pathways.
- Search and extract data from enzyme databases; and critically evaluate and manipulate primary published kinetic and structural data.
- Be able to research, design, prepare and present an informative and creative scientific poster
|There are many excellent general textbooks, including those below, available in the university library; read an occasional chapter.|
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by D.L.Nelson and M.M. Cox, W.H. Freeman.
Molecular Biology of the Cell by B. Alberts, et al, Garland Science.
Molecular and Cellular Enzymology. J.Yon-Kahn, and G. Hervé, Springer.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Searching, reading and critical analysis of literature
Discussion and presentation
|Course organiser||Dr Janice Bramham
Tel: (0131 6)50 4786
|Course secretary||Ms Andrea Nichol
Tel: (0131 6)50 8643