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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:3 / 4.5
Course supervisor:Kalvis Brangulis
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Medicine

Objective

To gain the knowledge about the structural and functional features of the macromolecules found in the living organisms. To acquire the knowledge about the chemical reactions, interactions and main metabolic processes that occurs within the human organism.

Prerequisites

Chemistry and biology at secondary school level.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

After the study course the student will be able to:
• describe the function and structure of the main macromolecules found in the human organism;
• describe the structure and function of proteins, including general knowledge about the mechanism of enzymes;
• explain the enzymatic digestion processes in the human organism;
• describe the main metabolic processes in the human organism;
• write and recognize the biochemical reactions of the main metabolic pathways.

Skills

After the study course the student will be able to use the acquired knowledge to:
• describe and analyze the digestion process in the human organism;
• analyze and evaluate the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins;
• describe the interconnections between different metabolic pathways.

Competence

The students will gain the necessary knowledge to understand what is necessary for biochemical processes to be fully operational and they will be able to analyze and discuss about the impact of various factors on the biochemical processes of the human organism.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, ZF2Master’sRequiredKalvis Brangulis, Uldis Apsalons
Dentistry, SSNSF2Master’sRequiredKalvis Brangulis, Jeļena Krasiļņikova
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry, SSNSFz2Master’sRequiredKalvis Brangulis