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BB10121: Biochemistry 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 90%, MC 10%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Multiple Choice Test (MC 10%)
  • Examination (EX 90%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take BB10003
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To set out the central pathways of glycogen and fatty acid metabolism and mitochondrial oxidation and how these are regulated. To inculcate appreciation of the metabolic pathways into function at the organ level. To outline the structure, biosynthesis and metabolic importance of glycoproteins and of mucopolysaccharides.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* describe and explain the principles of mitochondrial oxidative function
* describe and explain lipid structure and the pathways of fatty acid oxidation and synthesis
* describe glycogen metabolism and explain how it is regulated by the hormones adrenalin and insulin and by metabolic substrates
* describe the structure and function of mucopolysaccharides
* describe the basic structural pattern of glycoproteins
* describe different ways of producing ATP utilised by prokaryotes.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Numeracy & computation T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F, Career preparation T/F.

The course is a direct follow-on from BB10120. Topics studied are 1) mitochondrial bioenergetics, respiration, oxidative phosphorylation and the chemiosmotic theory; 2) lipid metabolism - structure of lipids, catabolism and anabolism of fatty acids, ketogenesis and coordination with other metabolic pathways; 3) glycogen structure, biosynthesis and catabolism; 4) regulation of glycogen metabolism by hormones; 5) relationship between mucopolysaccharide structure and function and distribution; 6) common structural patterns of glycoproteins; 7) metabolic pathways of prokaryotes.
Before taking this unit you must take BB10120
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB10121 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry (Year 1)
  • USBB-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry with Professional Placement (Year 1)
  • UXXX-AFB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Year 1)
  • UXXX-AKB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 1)