BCH2071 - Biological Chemistry

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chemistry
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester

BCH1200 Discovery in Biology (for normative 4-year students) or A Level Biology (for Advanced Standing I students)

Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with fundamental chemistry knowledge that is relevant and applicable to biological systems. In this course, students will have an understanding of the chemical structure and function of various biomolecules found in living systems. Students will learn the basic classification systems, functional groups, principles of nomenclature, aromaticity and chirality of organic compounds. Students will be introduced to various fundamental and important biological molecules, including nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Through different learning activities such as lectures, tutorials and lab sessions, students will gain comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the functions and biochemical roles of important biomolecules in life and their relationships with human health.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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