ZP313 - Biochemistry

Course specification
Course titleBiochemistry
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalDevelop an understanding of the chemistry of key biological molecules. Interpret biological pathways in terms of thermodynamics, chemistry, regulation and apply these skills to the understanding of novel pathways.
    The outcomeDescribe the primary catabolic and anabolic pathways pertaining to the following molecular classes: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins For each methabolic pathway , identify the key regulatory points, the energetics of the reactions and the key chemical transformations involved.
    Contents of lecturesIntroduction to the major classes of biological molecules and their chemistry in living systems.Chemistry of biomolecules with emphasis on the bioenergetics and control of metabolic pathways via regulation of specific enzymes.Course contains chapters: bioenergetics, enzymes as biological catalysts, biological oxidation, intermediary metabolism, metabolism (anabolism and catabolism) of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, nucleic acids, inorganic salts, water, vitamins.
    Contents of exercisesPractical work is carried out in the course Laboratory practice. Research work is done through self-preparation seminar.
    1. D. Veličković, Osnovi biohemije za studente biotehničkih fakulteta, Univerzitet u Beogradu, 1998, 2006. (Original title)
    2. D.Voet, J-Voet, Introduction to Biochemistry, Wiley&Sons, 2001. (Original title)
    3. S. Šiler Marinković, Biohemija, multimedijalna predavanja na CD. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingThe course will be taught using multiple instructional methods. These methods will include lecture, group discussion and oral presentations with an associated critical discussion.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper60
    Practical lessonsOral examination