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BIOCHEMISTRY

CODE 65467
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 1 credit during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) GE SAN MARTINO

1 credit during the 1st year of 9282 SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9283 ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9284 PODOLOGY (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9286 PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9287 THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9289 DENTAL HYGIENE (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9291 Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9294 MEDICAL RADIOLOGY, IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9297 ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credit during the 1st year of 9298 PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE (L/SNT4) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/10
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GE SAN MARTINO (PHYSIOTHERAPY)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
MODULES This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

The course consist of two modules: Propedeutical Biochemistry and Biochemistry, and is divided into two parts: a part of lessons in presence and one part, as support of the first, consisting of online classes.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The first part of the course aims to provide the basis of general and organic chemistry to address Biochemistry,  the second part of the course. The aim of this second part is both the acquisition of knowledge about the structure and function of proteins and enzymes proteins as the main pathways of carbohydrate, fat, and protein catabolism.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in presence,  supported / supplemented by recorded lectures that the students can access online through the platform AulaWeb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

PROPEDEUTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY solutions. Properties and  units of measure: molarity, normality,% w / w% w / v. osmotic pressure. The chemical reactions. chemical balance. chemical kinetics. Reaction speed. Catalysis and enzymatic catalysis, Km. Thermodynamics. Concepts of enthalpy and entropy. Spontaneity of reactions, free energy. Ionization of water. pH. Acidity and alkalinity. Strong and weak acids and bases,  hydrolysis, buffers. The chemistry of carbon, the carbon valence. The functional groups. Alcohols and thiols. Redox reactions. Oxidation of alcohols and thiols. Aldehydes and ketones. Hemiacetals. Amines. Carboxylic acid. Amides, esters and anhydrides. Fatty acids. Triglycerides. Phospholipids. Biomolecules and their functional groups. Carbohydrates: Monosaccharides: glucose, fructose, ribose and deoxyribose, disaccharides: sucrose, and polysaccharides, cellulose, glycogen. Amino acids. Peptides and proteins. The peptide bond. protein structure.

Biochemistry Myoglobin.  Hemoglobin. Enzymes: structure and function. Catabolism and anabolism: general concepts of the intermediate metabolism. Glycolysis, gluconeogenesis and glucose:  regulation. Lactate cycle. Krebs cycle. Strategies for ATP synthesis. Synthesis and degradation of glycogen. Oxidation of fatty acids. Chetonic bodies. Amino acids catabolism: urea cycle.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catani, Savini, Guerrieri, Avigliano “Appunti di Biochimica per le lauree triennali” Editore: Piccin
Stefani, Taddei “Chimica biochimica e biologia applicata” Editore: Zanichelli

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PIETRO BALDELLI (President)

GIANLUCA DAMONTE (President)

LAURA AVANZINO

UMBERTO BENATTI

MARCO BOVE

SANTINA BRUZZONE

ANNA FASSIO

ENRICO MILLO

MARIO PASSALACQUA

LUISA PERASSO

PIERO RUGGERI

LAURA STURLA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures in presence,  supported / supplemented by recorded lectures that the students can access online through the platform AulaWeb

LESSONS START

II SEMESTER – STARTING FROM MARCH 2017

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For the units with video lessons,  self-assessment tests, which are designed to stimulate students in learning, are provided.  Self-assessment tests are useful also to verify the correct understanding, facilitating the preparation of the final exam, done in the presence.