The Molecules of Life – An Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Module code: NS2004

Topics Covered

  • The chemical principles behind biochemistry.
  • Structure of biological macromolecules
  • DNA replication, transcription and translation
  • Gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
  • Relationship between protein structure and function
  • Cell metabolism and its control
  • Enzyme kinetics

Learning

  • 46 hours of lectures
  • 11 hours of tutorials
  • 30 hours of practical classes and workshops 
  • 213 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2 hours (60%)
  • Coursework (20%)
  • Practical report (10%)
  • Report (5%)
  • Online practical assessment (5%)