Carbohydrate metabolism 252

Module code BCM 252
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Carbohydrate structure and function. Blood glucose measurement in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Bioenergetics and biochemical reaction types. Glycolysis,  gluconeogenesis, glycogen metabolism, pentose phosphate pathway, citric acid cycle and electron transport. Total ATP yield from the complete oxidation of glucose. A comparison of cellular respiration and photosynthesis. Online activities include techniques for the study and analysis of metabolic pathways and enzymes; PO ratio of mitochondria, electrophoresis, extraction, solubility and gel permeation techniques; scientific method and design. 

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 06
Service modules Faculty of Education
Faculty of Health Sciences
Prerequisites BCM 251 GS and BCM 257 GS.
Contact time 1 tutorial per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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