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Code 8636
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
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
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-03-12

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