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Biochemistry for Vision Sciences

Code 12502
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Biochemistry
Entry requirements Not applicable
Learning outcomes At the end of the course unit the student must:

- Understand the structure of the molecules using spectroscopic methods.
- Know how are constituted, and main functions of biomolecules.
- Know which systems in our body control the pH.
- Realize what enzymes and enzymatic processes are.
- You should know what vitamins are and distinguish between water soluble and fat soluble vitamins.
Syllabus (1) Use of spectroscopic methods in the analysis of molecules,
(2) Chemical bonds (molecules, types of bonds, biological systems, water molecule-functional importance in biological systems),
(3) chemical equilibrium,
(4) regulation of human pH,
(5) major functional groups of interest in eukaryotic cell biomolecules,
(6) structure and functional properties of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates).
Main Bibliography - T. W. Graham Solomons, “Química Orgânica”, Vol. 1 e 2, 6ª ed., LTC Livros Técnicos e Científicos Editora S. A.: Rio de Janeiro, 1996.
- R. M. Silverstein, G. Clayton Bassler e Terence C. Morril, Identificação Espectrométrica de Compostos Orgânicos, 5ª ed., Editora Guanabara Koogan: Rio de Janeiro, 1992.
- David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox; Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 3ª Edição, Worth Publishers
- Luís S. Campos, Entender a Bioquímica, 5ª Edição, Escolar Editora, 2009.
- Junqueira,L.C.U .;Biologia Celular e Molecular, Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro, 1987
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The UC is divided into theoretical-practical classes and laboratory classes. The methodology of the theoretical classes consists of the presentation of concepts by the teacher and the students. For each theoretical-practical class, the students have, as task the preparation of the topics to be addressed, and in the course of the same are chosen to present some related concepts on the topic under discussion. The practical classes allow the consolidation of concepts taught in theoretical classes. For each laboratory class, the student prepares a report on the procedures, results and conclusions of the experiments carried out. The evaluation of the curricular unit consists of a test of knowledge evaluation and oral presentation of the work done by the students.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-06-17

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