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Biochemistry Course

What Will You Learn?

A branch of science that explores the chemical processes that exist within, and are related to, living organisms, biochemistry is a laboratory-based science that combines both biology and chemistry. It covers a wide range of disciplines that include fields such as genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science, and medicine and has provided crucial contributions to our knowledge of humanity. Through studying this course, you will learn the foundations of this fascinating field.

The course starts by defining the subject by answering the question “What is Biochemistry?”, before you go deeper into the subject - learning what molecular biology and cellular biology are. You’ll explore the 4 main classes of molecules in biochemistry (also known as “biomolecul...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Part 1: What is Biochemistry?
  • Part 2: Biomolecules - Carbohydrates and Lipids
  • Part 3: Biomolecules - Proteins and Nucleic Acids
  • Part 4: The Relationship Between Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Part 1: Molecular Biology
  • Part 2: Carbohydrates
  • Part 3: Lipids
  • Part 4: Proteins
  • Part 5: Nucleic Acids
  • Part 6: Techniques of Molecular Biology
  • Part 7: Cellular Biology
  • Part 8: Chemical Composition and Membrane Structure
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Genetics
  • Part 1: What is Genetics?
  • Part 2: Molecular Basis for Inheritance
  • Part 3: The Genetic Code
  • Part 4: Mutations
  • Part 5: Molecular Genetics Techniques
  • Part 6: Genomics
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Human Disease
  • Part 1: Human Disease: Signs and Symptoms
  • Part 2: The Causes of Disease
  • Part 3: Chemical and Physical Injury
  • Part 4: Diseases of Immune Origin
  • Part 5: Viral Diseases
  • Part 6: Abnormal Growth of Cells
  • Part 7: Diseases of Metabolic-Endocrine Origin
  • Part 8: Diseases of Nutrition
  • Part 9: Diseases of Neuropsychiatric Origin
  • Part 10: Classifications of Diseases
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Protein Function
  • Part 1: Proteins
  • Part 2: Different Types of Proteins
  • Part 3: Lipids
  • Part 4: Functions of Lipids
  • Part 5: Composition of the Lipid Bilayer
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Structure of Carbohydrates and Their Function in Central Metabolism
  • Part 1: The Structure of Carbohydrates
  • Part 2: Division
  • Part 3: Types of Sugars
  • Part 4: Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Metabolism and Metabolic Control
  • Part 1: Metabolism
  • Part 2: Nucleotides
  • Part 3: Digestion
  • Part 4: Fatty Acids, Isoprenoids and Steroids Metabolism
  • Part 5: Metabolic Control
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
  • Part 1: Nucleic Acid
  • Part 2: Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  • Part 3: Ribonucleic Acid
  • Part 4: Nucleic Acid Metabolism
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Organic and Physical Chemistry
  • Part 1: Organic Chemistry
  • Part 2: Organic Compounds
  • Part 3: Characterisation
  • Part 4: Nomenclature
  • Part 5: Biomolecules
  • Part 6: Physical Chemistry
  • Conclusion
  • Module 9 Assessment
Biochemistry Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Due to its complex subject matter, the Biochemistry Course is best suited to those with existing knowledge of, or a deep interest in, chemistry, biology, physics or mathematics.

If you are considering going on to further study in the field of Biochemistry, then this course will help you determine whether to make the time and financial commitment to continue studying in this area. It will also provide a good foundation of knowledge on which to build, should you decide to continue your studies.

This said, if you are interested in the science behind life and living organisms and are not put off by technical language, the Biochemistry Course provides a great introduction to this field of research.


The Biochemistry Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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