PL 206 – Biochemistry I

Course lecturer :

Prof. Hend Hussien
Ass.Prof.Samer Zahran
Dr.Sherien Abdelhady

Course assistant :

TA. Dina Eldakhs

Course objectives :

By the end of this course students should achieve understanding of: − The nomenclature, classification, general characteristics and biological importance of thethis biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids). − Lab tests that are used to identify members of each family of these biomolecules.

Course description :

Biochemistry-I (PL 206) involves the study of chemical constituents of the human body: carbohydrates, amino acids & proteins, lipids, nucleotides & nucleic acids, genetic code, mutations, protein synthesis, enzymes and co-enzymes, Vitamins and Minerals. Biochemistry-I (P 206) is a pre-requisite to Biochemistry-II (P 308).

Course assessment :

Biochemistry-I is a THREE credit hour subject & corresponds to 300 Marks The marks are divided as follows:

  • I- Final exam …………,,..150 marks
  • II- Oral exam …………….30 marks
  • III- Midterm ………………30 marks
  • IV- Course work…………90 marks (1- Interactive Learning … 40 marks 2- Practical exam …30 marks 3- Laboratory Reports.….. 20 marks).

Recommended text books :

− Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations
– Devlin, Thomas M. (7th Edition – 2010)
– John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (US)

Recommended refrences :

− Harper Illustrated Biochemistry 30th Edition-2015 LANGE Basic Science
– McGraw -Hill Companies, Inc.
− Lippincott Illustrated Reviews Biochemistry 5th Edition 2014 – Williams & Wilkins