The aim of the course is to: - to provide the basis of human biochemistry and metabolic relations between the various organs under both physiological and pathological conditions; - to complete the basic training in biological disciplines integrating, with the biochemical aspects, topics covered in the teachings of Human Anatomy and General Biology, Physiology, Microbiology and Hygiene; - to provide the basic knowledge for in-depth studies carried out in teachings of students' choice, for example Molecular mechanisms and regulation of biotransformation. In addition, the teaching contributes to providing the basis for the continuation of studies in the master's degree courses in biotechnology and risk assessment.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student should demonstrate that he/she knows and understands the general principles of biochemistry and the most relevant metabolic pathways operating in the human organism; furthermore, the student should have acquired the ability to integrate the topics illustrated and to re-elaborate the knowledge in an overall view.
Lesson period: First semester
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