Biochemical Calculations (CEAC519) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Biochemical Calculations CEAC519 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 103, CHEM 102 or any Biology Course (university level)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Belgin İşgör
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To understand the properties and behaviour of biological molecules by use of basic mathematics
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To refresh the general information about major types of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
  • To discuss the inportamce of acid base chemistry and equilibrium constants
  • To discuss the importance, usage and preparation of laboratory buffers
  • To discuss the importance of enzymes as catalysts
  • To understand the idea of use of spectrophotometers in biological systems
  • To discuss how to plot enzyme assay and how to anayze enzyme kinetics and inhibition
  • To discuss the effect of pH and temperature on enzyme assays...
  • To discuss the chemistry of nucleic asids DNA and RNA
Course Content Solutions of numerical problems in biochemistry involving acid-base chemistry, blood buffers, chemistry of biological molecules, enzymes, biochemical energetics, spectrophotometry.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Acid base chemistry Aqueous solutions and equilibrium constants
2 Acid base chemistry Laboratory buffers
3 Chemistry of biological molecules Amino acids, peptides, proteins Carbohydrates
4 Enzymes Enzymes as biological Catalysts Enzyme Kinetiks Enzyme Assay
5 Midterm
6 Spectrometry and similar optical methods
7 Enzymes Methods of plotting enzyme kinetics data Enzyme inhibition
8 Enzymes Effect of pH on enyzme stability and activity Effect of temperature on enyzme stability and activity
9 Chemistry of biological molecules lipids Nücleotides and nucleic acids DNA, RNA


Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 75
Percentage of Semester Work 0
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge needed for the solution of advanced chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems. X
2 An ability to self-renewal by following scientific and technological developments within the philosophy of lifelong learning. X
3 An understanding of social, environmental, and the global impacts of the practices and innovations brought by chemistry and chemical engineering. X
4 An ability to perform original research and development activities and to convert the achieved results to publications, patents and technology. X
5 An ability to apply advanced mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to advanced engineering problems. X
6 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
7 Skills in design of a system, part of a system or a process with desired properties and to implement industry. X
8 Ability to perform independent research. X
9 Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
10 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 2 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics 3 2 6
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 82