Biochemistry is, in essence, the study of life. It looks at the chemical processes that take place within living organisms and which are essential for life, offering us a fascinating insight into how our bodies function on a molecular level. Such processes include the actions of DNA, the burning of carbohydrates to power our muscles, or the carrying of oxygen by haemoglobin. Although a relatively young science, biochemistry is rapidly becoming one of the most popular scientific fields for study, and is an extremely exciting subject to pursue at university level and beyond.
Throughout this course we will immerse ourselves in the sub-cellular world, exploring a range of molecules and their interactions within the body in order to understand the processes that are integral for life. We will look in detail at the structure of molecules and how this determines their function within living cells, exploring such essential molecules as DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. The understanding gained from this tutorial will stand you in good stead for any undergraduate application and will help you to start thinking about some of the major issues within this broad and stimulating subject.
This courses consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once you’ve chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying biochemistry, medicine, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.
Aims and Objectives
- To understand the fundamental areas of study of Biochemistry
- To gain an insight into molecular structures and processes within the body
- To understand how biochemical processes are regulated
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Discuss with confidence the fundamental molecules and processes that are essential for life
- Understand that the form and shape of molecules is crucial for their function
- Carry out further study based on the material learned during this course