Biochemistry

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
4
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/10 BIO/13
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
- to develop the essential theoretical knowledge deriving from the basic biochemical sciences for the interpretation of biological phenomena, metabolic transformations, pharmacological and toxicological principles that regulate the interaction between organism and exogenous substances;
- to develop the preparatory theoretical knowledge for understanding the biochemical and molecular mechanisms that govern the physio-pathological functions of the organism;
- to develop the basic notions and methodology of biochemistry and applied biology useful for identifying, understanding and interpreting biomedical phenomena, environmental phenomena and ecological cycles.
The BIOLOGY module aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of fundamental characteristics of living organisms. In particular, it aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of fundamental biological structures - biological molecules, cells, tissues - and their functioning. At the end of the course, students will gain knowledge of the main inorganic and organic components of living organisms, nucleic acid and protein synthesis and related basic regulation, the main functions of nucleic acids and proteins, and transmission of information from DNA to proteins, both in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Students will also gain knowledge of the molecular organization and functions of subcellular organelles and membrane systems in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells as well as cell division processes of eukaryotic cells.

The BIOCHEMISTRY module aims to give the student information on the functional role of proteins and enzymes, the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and carbohydrates. Students will be able to explain the main mechanisms of metabolic regulation at the cellular and organ level. They will also gain the notions necessary for the interpretation of metabolic transformations and the theoretical knowledge preparatory for the understanding of the biochemical and molecular mechanisms that govern the physio-pathological functions of the body.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Biochimica
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Battaglia Cristina
Biologia applicata
BIO/13 - EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Battaglioli Elena
Lesson period
First semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Educational website(s)
Professor(s)
Reception:
Appointment upon request
Dept. Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine, Via F.lli Cervi 93, 20090 Segrate