Module Identifier RS12310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Neil Beck  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite A/AS level Biological Science subject or an appropriate equivalent  
Mutually Exclusive BS10910  
Assessment Continuous assessment     50%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours   50%  

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to:

Aims of the module

This module aims to provide the student with a basic understanding of the structure, function, and biosynthesis of the major organic constituents of living organisms, and the processes of growth, excretion and energy generation in animals.

Syllabus / Curriculum design

This module will be presented as a lecture course with four practical sessions to complement and highlight parts of the lecture material. A visit to the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research will give students an awareness of the practical applications of biochemical and microbial techniques.   

Content: Description of molecules; Biosynthesis; Enzymes; Excretion; Energy; Growth.

Reading Lists

Smith A & Wood EJ. (1992) Biosynthesis - Molecular and Cell Biochemistry Series.
Plummer D. (1989) Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life.
Sutton, Swindells and Rocket. (2000) Chemistry for life sciences.
Gibson, Harris and Roach. (2001) Metabolic regulation in mammals.
Wood. (1996) Life chemistry and molecular biology.
Carr M and Cordell B. Biochemistry - Biology Advanced Studies.