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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 “biomolecules”), which are a large focus for biochemists - carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and gain a greater understanding of the structure of cells and their functions.

The study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms - you’ll learn about genetics and, in particular, molecular genetics and the various techniques used by geneticists. The course also outlines the study of genomes - the complete set of genetic material in an organism.

Human disease is an impairment of the normal state of a human being that interrupts or modifies its vital functions. The Biochemistry Course goes further in explaining human disease, looking at common signs and symptoms and exploring the numerous causes of disease and their classifications.

Aside from water, proteins are the most abundant type of chemical in the human body and as such play several crucial roles. The course explains protein synthesis and the different types and functions of the various proteins and lipids in the human body.

Most people know that carbohydrates are a source of energy for the body but they are also molecular compounds and components for other molecules. You’ll be guided through the structure and function of carbohydrates (also known as “saccharides”) and their divisions - 4 chemical groups known as monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides.

Defined as all the chemical reactions that take place within each cell of a living organism, metabolism provides energy for vital processes and synthesising new organic material. You will be guided through its 3 major purposes and the 2 categories used to group it – catabolism and anabolism. You’ll also learn about metabolism control analysis (MCA) – a mathematical and theoretical framework used to define metabolic and signalling pathways and networks, as well as to calculate the controls over these processes.

The most essential of all biomolecules and found in all living things, nucleic acids create, encode and store information in the nucleus of the cells of every living organism. They also transmit and express the stored information inside and outside the cell nucleus to the inner processes of the cell and finally to the next generation of each living organism. You’ll be guided through the structure of nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, the biochemical properties of DNA, the types and processing of RNA, and DNA and RNA metabolism.

Organic chemistry is the scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials. Physical chemistry seeks to measure, correlate, and explain the quantitative aspects of chemical processes. To round off your knowledge, you’ll learn about both organic and physical chemistries in the Biochemistry Course.

Biochemistry Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Part 1: The Structure of Carbohydrates
  • Part 2: Division
  • Part 3: Types of Sugars
  • Part 4: Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Metabolism
  • Part 2: Nucleotides
  • Part 3: Digestion
  • Part 4: Fatty Acids, Isoprenoids and Steroids Metabolism
  • Part 5: Metabolic Control
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Nucleic Acid
  • Part 2: Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  • Part 3: Ribonucleic Acid
  • Part 4: Nucleic Acid Metabolism
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • 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
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.

Biochemistry Course
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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.

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

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 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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