1.Physical Aspects of Biochemistry
a)Buffers and Buffer solutions
b)Indicators and choice of suitable indicator
2. Hydrogen ion concentration
3. Colloidal solution with water as dispersing liquid
properties and applications of colloidal solutions.
4.Osmosis and osmotic pressure, surface tension and emulsions
5.Sources of important ions calcium, magnesium, iron, sulphur and iodine
6.Carbohydrates introduction, classification, biological oxidation and neutralization
7.Fats, introduction, classification, biological oxidation
8.Proteins introduction, classification, amino acids and their classification and biological utilization of urea cycle
9.Enzymes introduction, classification, mode of action, factors affecting activities and application.
10.Blood circulatory system Composition and chemistry of blood synthesis of blood.
11 Hormones Introduction, classification, chemical nature, role of hormones in the regulation of metabolism.
Determination of calcium and phosphorus in blood.
Determination of calcium and phosphorus in urine.
Identification tests for protein, carbohydrates and fats.
Determination of vitamin C.
Determination of moisture, fat, solid content, sugar in milk.
Chromatographic absorption of plant pigment.
Biochemistry is the study of the chemical substances and vital processes occurring in live organisms. Biochemists focus heavily on the role, function, and structure of biomolecules.
Its aim is to understand the fundamental chemical principles that govern complex biological systems. The program is an interdepartmental major between biology and chemistry that emphasizes the importance of a solid foundation in the natural sciences, including mathematics and physics.
Course Learning Outcomes
It provides the study of body function, biochemistry has broadened our understanding of how biochemical changes relate to physiological alteration in the body.
It helps us understand the chemical aspects of biological processes such as digestion, hormonal action, and muscle contraction-relaxation.
Physical Aspects of Biochemistry
Hydrogen ion concentration
Sources of important ions
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