Course: Biochemistry - practical exercises

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Course title Biochemistry - practical exercises
Course code KCH/BIL
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Šlamborová Irena, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
A complementary subject to Biochemistry. Biological material preparation. Qualitative testing of the sugars, fats, proteins and nucleic acids. Vitamins detection. Basic methods of isolation in the biochemistry (extraction, chromatography).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Laboratory work
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 6 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Master: Biological material preparation. Qualitative testing of the sugars, fats, proteins and nucleic acids. Vitamins detection. Basic methods of isolation in the biochemistry (extraction, chromatography).
To practically prove and determine carbohydrate, lipids, amino-acids, proteins, nucleic acids and enzymes. To practically and expertly present own laboratory work and results. To work practically and safely in chemistry lab. To explain and deduce basic knowledge on field, including simpler problem solving.
Prerequisites
knowledge of high school chemistry

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

100% attendance, elaborated and defended protocols for every exercise Each laboratory is initiated by a short written test. Test will verify the knowledge of principles of current laboratory task. In the event of not sufficient knowledge necessary to perform laboratory exercises, student may be excluded from the laboratory.
Recommended literature
  • Dršata J., Jírovský B. Praktická cvičení z biochemie pro farmaceuty. SPN, Praha, 1983.
  • FUKAL, L. Laboratorní cvičení z biochemie. VŠCHT, Praha, 1996.
  • Zima M., Hellberg J. Biochemie a praxe. [Skriptum]. Hradec Králové, PF, 1990.


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