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740386A Physiological biochemistry, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 740386A  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Physiological biochemistry  Abbreviation Physiol biochem 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Teachers
Name
Kalervo Hiltunen 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 credits

 
Language of instruction 

English / Finnish

 
Timing 

B.Sc. yr3 spring

 
Learning outcomes 

Aim of the course is to get students familiar with :

  • Specific aspects of human biochemistry
  • Structure, tasks and function of different organs
  • Systemic and intracellular regulation of metabolism
  • Functional and regulatory relations of different organs
 
Contents 

Lectures include information about morphology, function and role in metabolism of adipose tissue, kidney, muscle tissue and cytoskeleton, alimentary system and liver. They also focus on structure of biomembranes, composition and function of endocrine system, hormone synthesis and signal transduction. Mechanisms of action of hormones (especially steroid hormones), their cell surface and intracellular receptors, second messengers and other regulatory molecules will be discussed.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

20 h lectures, 2 h seminars, 10 h laboratory work and home work. Seminars, home work and laboratory work are compulsory.

 
Target group 

Major students

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Basic biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology

 
Recommended optional programme components 

Alternative course: 751323A Animal physiology 5 op

 
Recommended or required reading 

Murray et al. Harpers’ Illustrated Biochemistry (29 th edition)

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Home work and final exam

 
Grading 

1-5/fail

 
Person responsible 

Kalervo Hiltunen

 
Working life cooperation 

No

 
Other information 

Recommended optional course. Location of instruction: Kontinkangas

 


Current and future instruction
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registration period has not begun Physiological Biochemistry  Course  Kalervo Hiltunen  12.01.21 -26.02.21

Future examinations
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registration period has not begun Physiological Biochemistry exam kkangas exam  Exam  Kalervo Hiltunen  05.03.21
registration period has not begun Physiological Biochemistry exam kkangas exam  Exam  Kalervo Hiltunen  01.04.21
registration period has not begun Physiological Biochemistry exam kkangas exam  Exam  Kalervo Hiltunen  21.04.21