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Syllabus ( BENG 222 )


   Basic information
Course title: Biochemistry
Course code: BENG 222
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Barış BİNAY
ECTS credits: 4
GTU credits: 3 ()
Year, Semester: 2, Spring
Level of course: First Cycle (Undergraduate)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: None
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: Biochemistry is the basic objective of providing information on structure, organization and function of living material at the molecular level. The aim of this course is to give the basic information about the regulation of metabolism and the main topics related to regulation, relation between biological information, structure and function, chemistry of biological components and biological function.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply the basic knowledge of biomolecules in living systems to the studies.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on biological, chemical, physical and mathematical principles which constitute the basis of bioengineering applications

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
  2. identify the knowledge of structure, function and organism functions of biomolecules.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Understand design and production processes in bioengineering applications.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
  3. Identify the knowledge on the regulation of genetic information storage, transmission and gene expression.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Acquire knowledge on current bioengineering applications from the industrial and scientific aspects

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Biochemistry and basic concepts
Week 2: Amino Acids and Proteins
Week 3: Carbohydrates, Lipids and Nucleic Acids
Quiz-1
Week 4: Vitamins and Cofactors
Week 5: Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics
Week 6: Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Week 7: Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Midterm I
Week 8: Carbohydrate Metabolism-I
Quiz-2
Week 9: Carbohydrate Metabolism-II
Week 10: Lipid Metabolism
Quiz-3
Homework
Week 11: Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism
Week 12: Nucleotid Metabolism
Week 13: Coordination of Metabolism
DNA-RNA and Synthesis of Proteins, Hormons
Week 14: Presentations
Week 15*: -
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry
Recommended readings: Books
E-Books
Internet
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 7 30
Other in-term studies: 14 25
Project: 0 0
Homework: 10 5
Quiz: 3,8,10 10
Final exam: 16 30
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 4 12
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 3 1
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0.5 3
Own study for mid-term exam: 3 4
Mid-term: 3 1
Personal studies for final exam: 3 4
Final exam: 3 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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