Advanced Biochemistry (CEAC502) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Advanced Biochemistry CEAC502 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC 103
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
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 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 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to chemical engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in chemical engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both in writing and in writing; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make presentations, to give clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in chemical engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of chemical engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.

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