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Second cycle
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School of Medicine
Course unit
FAM1027417, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course 6 years single cycle degree in
ME1730, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOCHEMISTRY
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY (Ord. 2017)

Teacher in charge MARIA PIA RIGOBELLO BIO/10

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/10 Biochemistry 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 72 78.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 BIOCHIMICA 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 RIGOBELLO MARIA PIA (Presidente)
SCUTARI GUIDO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and skills of general and organic chemistry. Knowledge of the fundamental chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Target skills and knowledge: Obtain knowledge of the major metabolic pathways in different tissue and organs.
Examination methods: Written multiple choice test, essay questions and short answer
Assessment criteria: Attention will be given to the accuracy, details of the answer and appropriate language.
Course unit contents: Biological membranes: structure and function. Hemoglobin and mioglobin structure and function. Principles of Enzymology. Water and fat soluble vitamins. Carbohydrate metabolism, Lipid metabolism, protein metabolism, including the main metabolic processes and mitochondrial bioenergetics. Cellular signalling.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Traditional lesson; interactive lessons and experimental activities in the lab
Additional notes about suggested reading: PDF files of lessons
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • N. Siliprandi, G. Tettamanti, Biochimica medica strutturale metabolica e funzionale. Padova: Piccin Editore, 2013. IV Edizione Cerca nel catalogo
  • D.Nelson, M Cox, I principi di Biochimica di Lehninger. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • J. Tymoczko, J. Berg, L Stryer, Principi di Biochimica. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo