Part of this Programme
Physical Education and Sport
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 2
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
50 | 22,5
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
I. INTRODUCTION. (I.1, Objectives, I.2, Origin of life, I.3, The cell). II. The water. (II.1, Properties, II.2, Acids, bases and buffers). III. Amino acids and proteins. (III.1) Amino acids III.2 Peptide binding III.3 Structure of proteins III.4 Catalytic and regulatory centers III.5 Enzymes III.6 Myoglobin and hemoglobin). IV. Lipids. (IV.1) Definition IV.2 Constituents IV.3 Function of lipids IV.4 Phospholipids and biological membranes. (V.1, Definition, V.2, Classification). SAW. DNA and RNA. (VI.1 Nucleic acids VI.2 Replication VI.3 Transcription VI.4 Translation). VII. Aerobic metabolism. (VII.1) Overview VII.2 Glycolysis VII.3 Glycogenogenesis, glycogenolysis and gluconeogenesis VII.4 The citric acid cycle VII.5 Oxidative phosphorylation VII.6. muscle). VIII. Other important notions about metabolism. (VIII.1) Lipid Metabolism VIII.2 Amino Acid Metabolism VIII.3 The hormones
The discipline of Biochemistry aims to define the concept of biochemical reaction, introduce students to the different actors of biochemistry, water and biomolecules, and introduce the great biochemical functions as the functioning of enzymes, bioenergetics and biological information.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
Upon completion of the course, students should master these fundamentals perfectly. A large part of the program will also consist of describing aerobic metabolism and associated metabolic pathways. Students should have a very clear idea of the biochemical functioning of living things. Competences to be achieved: Knowledge and understanding of the structure and properties of the main classes of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins and nucleic acids) and their interactions with the water solvent. Knowledge and understanding of the main metabolic pathways responsible for the production of cellular energy and the synthetic pathways of the large categories of biomolecules.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Classroom-based teaching with theoretical-practical classes: The theoretical-practical classes are tutored classes, guided by a lecturer, designed to present the theoretical material and perform exercises that allow understanding the most complex concepts. Requirements for final use: 1) Students can choose to be evaluated continuously or by the final exam. 2) Continuous assessment: tests carried out during the semester (average account for 50% of the written note); final frequency (account for 50%). Total classification equal to or greater than 10 values. 3) Final exam with the weight of 100% of the written note (classification equal or superior to 10 values).
Biochemistry; Voet D, Voet JG., 3ª ed., 2004; John Wiley & Sons, NJ, EUA.
Bioquímica Fundamental; Tymoczko JL, Berg JM and Stryer L, 2011, Guanabara Koogan LTDA, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.