Human Biochemistry

Covers three main areas of human biochemistry: human nutrition and digestion; biological enzymes and their regulation; and basic primary metabolism and its control.

Programmes

BSc Human Biology

Level

Year One

20 Credits

The Module is split into 3 major topic areas (A) Human Nutrition, (B) Proteins, Enzymes and Energy, and (C) Human Metabolism.

Specific aims are to build on the knowledge acquired in semester I and to develop an understanding of :

  • the major elements of human nutrition,
  • how to isolate and manipulate proteins, including enzymes
  • the mechanisms of protein and enzyme action in the context of metabolism and energy
  • the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fatty acids within humans.

Assessment

Exam (70%), Coursework (30%)