Physical biochemistry

NAME OF THE COURSE Physical biochemistry

Code

KTH212

Year of study

2.

Course teacher

Prof Mladen Miloš

Credits (ECTS)

4.5

Associate teachers

ScD Vesela Torlak

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

15

15

15

0

Status of the course

Mandatory

Percentage of application of e-learning

33 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

The goal of course Physical biochemistry is to connect and comprehensive understanding of the knowledge that students have gained learning courses of Physical Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

Completed University undergraduate study: Chemistry

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

Understanding (1) the application of thermodynamic principles in biochemistry, (2) the concept of chemical equilibrium, (3) chemical kinetics, (4) electrochemical processes, (5) bioenergetics and membrane processes and (6) the modern methods in biochemistry.

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

Introduction, Concepts of Thermodynamics in Biochemistry (1 hour). Acids, bases and buffers in biochemistry (titration curves and electric charge, titration curves and protein isoelectric point) (1 hour). Thermodynamic concepts in biochemistry (open systems and the environment, work, energy and heat, the tool states, entropy and Gibbs free energy, thermodynamics and metabolism (2 hours). Bioenergetics and mebranski transfers (1 hour). Biochemical reactions and balance (1 hour) . Electrochemistry and biochemical processes (1 hour). interaction of protein - ligand (dissociation constant of singlet binding sites, dissociation constant of the inhibitor, the number of binding sites, thermodynamics of protein-ligand interactions (2 hours). Chemical kinetics of biochemical reactions, enzyme kinetics (2 hours) . Modern methods in biochemistry: Spectroscopic methods, methods of isolation, purification and identification of proteins, DNA molecules research methods, methods based on radioactivity (4 hours).

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

 

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

2.0

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

1.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

1.0

 

 

Tests

0.0

Oral exam

0.5

 

 

Written exam

0.0

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

Activity during attendance, presentation of seminar papers in the form of a Power Point presentation and final oral exam.

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

Interna skripta Fizikalna biokemija

0

Web stranice fakulteta

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

N. C. Price et al., Principles and problems in Physical chemistry for Biochemists, Third edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001.
- P. Atkins and J. De Paula, Physical chemistry, 8ed, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Quality assurance will be performed at three levels:
(1) University Level;
(2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee;
(3) Lecturer’s Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)