Advanced Biochemistry (CEAC502) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Biochemistry CEAC502 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 103
Course Language English
Course Type Area Elective Courses
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Belgin İşgör
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to summarize the structure, organization and function of biological macromolecules at molecular level. To understand the metabolism and its importance in biological systems. To explain the details of carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolisms including with TCA cycle and ETC To discuss the details of anabolic reactions in biological systems
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 understand the importance of metabolism and to discuss the anabolic and catabolic processes.
  • To understand the carbohydrate metabolism: gycolysis. Detail analysis of enzymes and their regulation.
  • To discuss the reactions in TCA cycle and their regulations.
  • To discuss the electron transport chain and oxidatif phosphorylation in ATP generation.
  • To discuss the lipid metabolism, reaction steps, and control of enzymes in the process
  • To discuss protein metabolism reaction steps, and control of enzymes in the process
  • To understand the route of gluconeogenesis, the reaction steps and regulation of the enzymes.
Course Content The basic mechanism in metabolic reactions, regulations of metabolic reactions, importance of metabolic reactions in biological systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Refreshing the basic biochemistry . Structure and functions of biological molecules such as carbohydrates, Lecture notes
2 Structure and functions of biological molecules such as carbohydrates, Lecture notes
3 Structure and functions of biological molecules such as lipids, Lecture notes
4 Structure and functions of biological molecules such as proteins. Lecture notes
5 Carbohydrate metabolism and Glycolysis Lecture notes
6 Gluconeogenesis Lecture notes
7 Tricarboxylicacid cycle TCA and ETC Lecture notes
8 Electron transport chain and oxidatiive phosphoryation Lecture notes
10 Lipid metabolism Lecture notes
11 Protein metabolism Lecture notes
12 Nucleic Acid metabolism Lecture notes
13 Student Presentations Presentation group I (Paper presenation related with carbohydrate metabolism)
14 Student presentations Presentation group II (Paper presenation related with lipid metabolism)
15 Student Presentations Presentation group IV (Paper presenation related with metabolic diseases)
16 Midterm


Course Book 1. Gerekli dokümanlar ders esnasında verilecektir.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 90
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 in chemistry and comprehend the literature. X
2 An ability to define an advanced scientific problem in the required field and finding an alternative for the solution. X
3 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in the lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
4 An ability to perform independent research. X
5 An ability to give a presentation at national and international scientific conferences and to publish scientific publications in international journals. X
6 An ability to achieve the necessary knowledge to follow current developments in science and technology, and do scientific research or developing projects in the field of chemistry. X
7 An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
8 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. Awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in the required field. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 15 15
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 14 28
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 35 35
Total Workload 120