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CH1010 - Biological Chemistry for Dentistry

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

General Chemistry revision Acid/base and organic functional group chemistry. Natural Product Chemistry Extraction, chromatography, analysis, spectroscopy; terpenes, steroids, alkaloids, drug discovery. Bio-organic Chemistry Structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins and DNA; Disperse systems macromolecular colloids, emulsions. Bio-inorganic Chemistry Coordination complexes. Hemoglobin, metalloenzymes. Dental chemistry Enamel : mineralisation / re-mineralisation / fluoride, caries and carbohydrates, salivary proteins. Enzymatic Chemistry The function of enzymes, inhibitors, cofactors, coenzymes and vitamins. Lipids and Membranes Fatty acids, complex lipids, lipid proteins, steroids, fluid mosaic membrane. Passive/active transport. Bioenergetics Catabolic and anabolic reactions. The metabolic role of ATP. Fatty acid synthesis. Glucogenesis. Glycolysis and the citric acid cycle. Electron Transport Oxidative phosphorylation. Shuttles. DNA Processes Replication, transcription and translation. Recombinant DNA and PCR. DNA microarrays. Oncogenes, Cancer drugs. Gene regulation. Signal transduction.

Learning Outcomes

  • be aware of the applicability of chemical principles and reactions in the wider scientific context and clearly convey meaning through written assessment;
  • be familiar with, and competent in the application of, a range of common laboratory techniques in chemistry including data recording, analysis and interpretation;
  • have gained a sound understanding of the major principles, theories, concepts and reactions involved in molecular organic and inorganic chemistry;
  • interpret and analyze data, generated from experimental or theoretical problems;
  • be able to gather, interpret and evaluate scientific information from a variety of sources.
CH2010 DS1101 DS1102

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