Biochemical Calculations (CEAC519) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Biochemical Calculations CEAC519 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 103, CHEM 102 or any Biology Course (university level)
Course Language English
Course Type Technical Elective Courses
Course Level Ph.D.
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
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)
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