Clinical & Exercise Biochemistry
- BSc Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
- MSci Physiotherapy
This module will provide a comprehensive introduction to biochemistry and metabolism in the contexts of health and disease, exercise and sport performance. Specifically, this module covers: the importance of diet in health, the structure and function of important dietary units including carbohydrates, fats, proteins and nucleic acids; the structure and function of different cell types and their relevance for health; the biochemical characteristics of muscle fibres; the structure and function of muscle fibres; the structure and function of components of the cell related to cell function and human health; inflammation and the immune system, major pathways of energy metabolism and how these are regulated.