The course aims to provide students with the basics of chemistry that make it possible to understand the behavior of the compounds involved in the main biological processes and the knowledge necessary to understand the quantitative aspects involved, with particular reference to some topics preparatory to subsequent courses, such as the structures and chemical properties of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, nucleotides and nucleic acids.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will have acquired the awareness that most biological macroscopic phenomena consist of chemical transformations. He will know the principles that are the basis of the behavior of elements and compounds that participate in major biological processes or with which they interact. He will be able to perform simple calculations that illustrate the quantitative aspects of models of the main chemical processes involved in biological phenomena. He will recognize the chemical principles that govern the methodologies suitable for the study of substances of biomedical interest.
Lesson period: First semester
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