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Department of Biochemistry

Courses

Code

Name

Level

Term

Credit Hours

Contact

Hours

Lec.

Pract.

Total

BIC111

Biochemistry I

1

1

3

1

4

75

BIC112

Biochemistry II

1

2

3

1

4

75

BIC211

Biochemistry III

2

1

3

1

4

75

BIC212

Biochemistry IV

2

2

3

1

4

75

Course Description for the first level:

BIC 111&112 (Biochemistry I&II)

Description:

It ensures gaining of basic knowledge & skills relevant to the chemical nature, structure & function of different biomolecules in the human body. It allows lab identification & analysis of those biomolecules. It allows understanding of the biochemical basis of some metabolic disorders & solving medical cases on biochemical basis. It trains students to use electronic learning facilities.

The course provides the basic knowledge by which the student understands the structure of DNA and RNA and their role in the transfer of genetic information and protein synthesis.Also to understand some of the molecular biology techniques and their applications in medicine.

Course Contents:

First Semester (Biochemistry I. CodeBIC 111):

1.     Biophysic Principles

2.     Carbohydrate Chemistry

3.     Amino Acids Chemistry

4.     Protein Chemistry

5.     Hemoproteins& Immunoglobulins

6.     Protein of extracellular matrix 

 Second Semester (Biochemistry II. CodeBIC 112):

1.     Lipid Chemistry                                                                        

2.     Cell membranes                                                                        

3.     Molecular biology                                                                  

4.     Recombinant DNA technology PCR & Cloning                        

5.     Oncogenes

6.     Tumor markers                                                                               

 

 

BIC211&212 (Biochemistry 111&IV)

Course Description for the Second level:

Description:

 It provides information about the metabolic pathways of different biomolecules in the human body, their important derivatives, biological role &regulation. It identifies the energy produced from these biomolecules during feeding & fasting states. It allows students to identify metabolic disorders by correlating biochemical data with symptoms of some diseases. It allows students to perform some biochemical laboratory analysis that plays role in the diagnosis of some metabolic diseases.

 Course Contents:

First Semester (Biochemistry III. Code 211):

1.     Bioenergetics

2.     Carbohydrate metabolism

3.     Lipid metabolism

 Second  Semester (BiochemistryIV.  Code 212):

1.     Protein metabolism

2.     Insulin & Diabetes Mellitus

3.     Nucleic acid metabolism

4.     Vitamins & coenzymes

5.     Enzymes

6.     Minerals metabolism

7.     Body fluids.

 Teaching Methods

1.     Lectures (3 credit hours)

2.     Practical sections, ( 1credit hour)

3.     Students seminars, oral presentations & prepared essays

Attendance Criteria:

Students need to attend at least 70% of theoretical and practical lessons in order to sit for the final examination.

 Examination Description:

Formative & Summative exams

- Written, case study & oral  exams for assessment of knowledge and understanding

- Practical exams  for assessment of practical skills

- Research for training the student how to get medical information from library and internet websites and how to organize and present this  knowledge.

 Mark Distribution:

 A total of 100 marks equally divided between the two semesters as follows:

  • 30% Year Activity
  • 40% Written End-Term Exam
  • 30% Practical & Oral End-Term Exam

 Learning Resources

A.     Department books:

B.     Recommended Text books:

1.     Champe P.C; Harvey R.A & Ferrier D.R.(2008): Lippincott,s illustrative reviews biochemistry  4th edition. Wolters Kluwer health Philadelphia, Baltimore. N.Y. London.

2.     Murray R.K.; Bender D.A.; Botham K.M.; Rodwell V.W &Weil P.A.(2009): Harpers illustrated biochemistry 28th edition.Lange Medical books/McGraw hills.

3.     Principles of Biochemistry: Albert Lehninger (Worth publisher inc.)

4.     Biochemistry: Lubert Stryer ( W.H.Freeman and company N.Y.)

C.     University Library& Internet. Biochem.Websites