Biochemistry and Cell Physiology

School of Sport & Exercise Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 23607

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 & 2

Module description

The module covers: the structure and function of important biomolecules including carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nucleic acids; the structure and function of organelles; the biochemical characteristics of muscle fibres; the structure and function of muscle fibres; membrane transport; proteins as enzymes, receptor, antibodies; major pathways of energy metabolism and how these are regulated; the mobilisation and utilisation of fuels for exercise and the hormonal responses to exercise; and examples of important techniques in biochemistry.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, and student led workshops