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Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:2.00
Study Course Accepted:06.08.2018
Study Course Information
Course Code:CFUBK_045LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:1.00ECTS:1.50
Branch of Science:Medicine; Medical BiochemistryTarget Audience:Nursing Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Ināra Nokalna
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Human Physiology and Biochemistry
The Head of Structural Unit:Pēteris Tretjakovs
Contacts:Rīga, Dzirciema iela 16, cfbkatrsu[pnkts]lv, cfbkatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061550
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (number)8Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes16
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Organic chemistry and biology at the secondary school level. State language knowledge.
Promote the acquisition of knowledge about the human body's chemical structure, the ongoing metabolic processes and their regulation possibilities.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction to biochemistry. Biomedically important proteins. EnzymesLectures1.00auditorium
2Introduction to biochemistry. Biomedically important proteins. EnzymesLectures1.00auditorium
3Carbohydrate metabolism.Lectures1.00auditorium
4Carbohydrate metabolism.Lectures1.00auditorium
5Lipid metabolism.Lectures1.00auditorium
6Lipid metabolism.Lectures1.00auditorium
7Amino acid metabolism.Lectures1.00auditorium
8Amino acid metabolism.Lectures1.00auditorium
9Enzyme classification. Vitamins. Enzymes.Classes1.00laboratory
10Enzyme activity dependence on the temperature. Enzyme specificity.Classes1.00laboratory
11Proof of lactate and PVA.Classes1.00laboratory
12Enzymes. Carbohydrate metabolism.Classes1.00laboratory
13Fats as an energy source.Classes1.00laboratory
14Deamination of amino acids. Ammonia sources.Classes1.00laboratory
15Amino acid metabolism.Classes1.00laboratory
16Lipid and amino acid metabolism.Classes1.00laboratory
Unaided Work:
Independent learning of theoretical topics through sources, such as scientific books, publications.
Assessment Criteria:
- Participation in practical classes, problem solving; - Writing, tests during semester; - Test in written form.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Test
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:After successful completion of the course the student will be able to: - tell about the the human body-forming molecule structure and the importance - To characterize the enzyme activities and their relation to vitamins, - To define the main principles of bioenergetics and metabolism, their regulation options - To assess the importance of biochemical results in diagnostics.
Skills:After course student will apply the acquired theoretical knowledge into practice and will be able to explain the processes occurring in the body: - how from the glucose the body can get energy and how happens the glucose reserves formation process, glucose synthesis with shortage of carbohydrates; - how body from fat is getting energy and how happens process of fat regeneration, role of cholesterol, formation process of ketone bodies and how to prevent it; - how amino acids get into organism, their usage. Will be able to evaluate the role of hormones in metabolism. Will be able to analyze the biochemical methods results and evaluate their importance.
Competencies:The student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge of the chemical processes ongoing in the body; their integration and regulation.
1Organiskā ķīmija ar ievirzi bioķīmijā. Metodiskais materiāls studentiem. RSU 2018.
2R.K. Murry, D.K. Granner, D.A.Mayes, U.W. Rodnee. Harper's Biochemistry Lange Medical Publications, 2010.
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1R.A. Harvey, D.R. Ferrier. Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Series), 2010: 544.