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Biochemistry III Animal Biochemical Processes (Pre-Medical Program)

Price: £340.00Course Code: BSC303
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( Gemma Todd, 06/03/2015 ) Q:

Could you tell me how many level 3 credits this course carries please. Also does it carry level 3 gredits in biology. I am applying to the RVC for the Degree in veterinary nursing but first have to obtain these credits. Thanks.

( 09/03/2015 ) A:

Hello Gemma,


This does not carry level 3 credits as the course does not fall within the appropriate framework. However, the course is worth 10 credits at University level and it may be worth asking RVC if it would be suitable for entry into the Veterinary Nursing degree.

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Biochemistry III Animal Biochemical Processes (Pre-Medical Program)

Biochemistry III Animal Biochemical Processes (Pre-Medical Progam) course online. Gain a deeper knowledge of human and animal life processes through the Oonline course.  Expand your science or health career options to a higher level. A course designed for people working or wishing to work in a human or animal health or science related profession, as practitioner, educator or researcher.

Learn to explain a range of common biochemical processes with an emphasis upon animal and human biochemical processes.

This course is included as a module in the Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical), which has been endorsed by TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.The Advanced Diploma has also been approved by the Royal College of Surgeons in Bahrain, Ireland and Malaysia, meaning that the qualification can be used to support an application to attend Medical School in these countries (subject to applicants satisfying their other entrance criteria). It is also accepted by other universities around the world.


Learning Goals:  Biochemistry III (Animal Biochemical Processes) BSC303
  • Explain the interaction between the various biochemical processes within the animal cell.
  • Explain the processes of glycolysis and glycogen metabolism.
  • Understand the transport mechanism of bio-chemicals through animal membranes.
  • Explain the processes of electron transfer and oxidative phosphorylation, and their importance to energy regulation in animals.
  • Explain the metabolism of carbohydrates.
  • Explain the metabolism of lipids
  • Explain the metabolism of amino acids.
  • Explain biochemical nucleotide metabolism
  • Explain enzyme reactions and catalysis in biochemistry.
  • Explain other biochemical processes including biochemical communication through hormones and neurotransmission.


Lesson Structure:  Biochemistry III (Animal Biochemical Processes) BSC303

There are 10 lessons as follows:

1  Introduction

  • Introduction to Metabolism: 1.    Catabolism, 2.    Anabolism
  • Energy Transfers within the Organism: Sources of energy, The digestive process as a source of energy and matter, Components of the cell, Metabolism within the cell, Catabolic metabolism, Anabolic metabolism, Energy exchanges, Free energy, Enthalpy, Entropy, Energy transporters, ATP, Oxidation –reduction processes, Enzyme catalysed reactions
  • Terminology 

2  Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism

  • Glucose and its Central Role in Metabolism
  • Glycolysis: Phase I: the activation of glycolysis, ATP Production summary from Glycolysis, Metabolism of Pyruvate, Glycogen, Fructose and Galactose
  • Terminology  

3  Movement through Membranes

  • Lipids and Fats
  • Membranes
  • Kinetics and Mechanisms of Transport: Mediated and non-mediated transport, Ion gradient driven active transport, ATP driven active transport
  • Ionphores
  • Terminology

4  Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation

  • The Mitochondrion
  • Electron Transport
  • Oxidative Phosphorylation
  • Citric Acid Cycle/Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle
  • Control of ATP Production
  • Terminology

5  Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism

  • Sugars: Monosaccharides, Oligosaccharides, Polysaccharides
  • Glycoproteins
  • Gluconeogenesis: Biosynthesis of oligosaccharides and glycoproteins
  • The Pentose Phosphate Pathway
  • Terminology

6  Lipid Metabolism

  • Lipids
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Pancreas and Bile Acid
  • Transport across the Mitochondrial Membrane
  • Fatty Acid Oxidation in the Mitrochondrion: Beta Oxidation
  • Unsaturated Fatty Acid Oxidation
  • Ketone Bodies
  • Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids
  • Metabolic Control and Regulation of Fatty Acid Metabolism: Hormonal Regulation, Gylcogen/Insulin Regulation
  • Cholesterol Synthesis and Netabolism  
  • Control of Cholesterol Biosynthesis and Transport
  • Arachidonate Metabolism: The Cyclic Pathway of Arachidonate Metabolism, Cyclooxygenase and Peroxidase, Eicosanoids   
  • Phospholid and Glycolipid Metabolism
  • Terminology 

7  Amino Acid Metabolism

  • Amino Acids
  • Amino Acid Metabolism: Transamination, Amino acid synthesis, Amino acid catabolism, Glucogenic, Ketogenic, Protein catabolism: the urea cycle
  • Biosynthetic Percursors and the Role of Amino Acids
  • Biosynthesis and Physiologically Active Amines
  • Amino Acid Biosynthesis: Biosynthesis of non-essential amino acids, Biosynthesis of essential amino acids, Aspartate Family, Pyruvate Family, Aromatic Family, Histidine, Summary of the Major Energy Metabolic Pathways
  • Major Organs: Brain, Muscle, Adipose Tissues (fat), Liver
  • Nitrogen Fixation
  • Terminology

8  Nucleotide Metabolism

  • Nucleic Acids
  • Nucleotides
  • Synthesis & Regulation of Ribonucleotides: Purines, Pyramidines
  • Formation of Deoxyribonucleotides
  • Nucleotide Degradation
  • Purine Catabolism
  • Purine Nucleotide Cycle
  • Nucleotide Coenzymes in Animals
  • Terminology 

9  Enzyme Activity

  • Enzymes
  • Enzyme Classification
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • Enzyme Regulation
  • Terminology

10 Other Processes

  • Homeostasis
  • Hormones
  • Neuro Transmitters
  • Signalling Cascade
  • Receptor Binding
  • Nuclear Localisation Signals
  • Terminology


Course Info
Course Hours100
Recognised Issuing BodyTQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.
Course CodeBSC303
Course PrerequisiteNo, Start at anytime
Course QualificationLevel 4. This course may be studied as a stand alone course or in conjunction with the Advanced Diploma in Medical Science.
Exam Required?Finalised with exam\test
UK Course Credits10 Credits
US Course Credit Hours3 Credit Hours
Study SupportYou'll be allocated your own personal tutor/mentor who will support and mentor you throughout your whole course. Our tutors/mentors have been specifically chosen for their business expertise, qualifications and must be active within their industry. Tutors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through our Moodle Student Support Zone online. Tutors are there to provide assistance with course material, discuss, explain and give advice and support throughout the whole programme. Their feedback is vital to your success.



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