Biochemistry, 6 credits

Biokemi, 6 hp

TFKI09

Main field of study

Chemical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ann-Christin Brorsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 55 h
Recommended self-study hours: 105 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6IKEA Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 3 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Chemical Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

Intended learning outcomes

The course provides fundamental knowledge in biochemistry and biochemical/molecular biology laboratory techniques. After the course the student has proficiency to:

  • draw the structure of the 20 most common amino acids found in proteins and their properties.
  • describe the structure of proteins using the concepts; primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure, and understand how this is connected to the function.
  • calculate kinetic parameters like KM, Vmax and KI.
  • interpretate the meaning of kinetic parameters in terms of enzyme function.
  • recapitulate the reaction mechanism for some enzymes.
  • give an overview of basic metabolism.
  • describe the structure of nucleic acids.
  • describe the genetic information flow from DNA to protein.
  • use common biochemical/molecular biology laboratory techniques, interpret the results in a laboratory report and know about the toxicity of the chemicals used in the laboratory course.

 

Course content

 

  • Structure and function of proteins.
  • Enzyme kinetics and mechanisms.
  • Structure and function of nucleic acids and molecular genetics.
  • Introduction to metabolism in living cells.
  • Separation and analytical techniques within biochemistry.
  • Biochemical laboratory techniques and safety precautions considering chemicals used in the laboratory course.

 

Teaching and working methods

The theory is mainly presented on lectures. The laboratory course will give training in basic laboratory techniques and illustrate various theoretical aspects. A short written test is included in the laboratory course.

Examination

LAB1Laboratory work1.5 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination4.5 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

To pass the laboratory course, a short written test must be approved.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson

Examiner

Ann-Christin Brorsson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 55 h
Recommended self-study hours: 105 h
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory work 1.5 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 4.5 credits U, 3, 4, 5

To pass the laboratory course, a short written test must be approved.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

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Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X
LAB1
TEN1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
TEN1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
LAB1

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
LAB1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
LAB1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
TEN1

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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