Introduction to Biochemistry - (15 credits)

The module is designed to introduce students to biochemistry and develop the student's knowledge of cellular biological processes by providing an introduction to the control and regulation of cellular processes in organelles and the role of membranes. The module aims to develop an understanding of the structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the context of animal nutrition and physiology and the nature of biochemical reactions in energy generation, intermediary metabolism and the synthesis of important biomolecules. This module will contribute to an understanding of animal function from sub-cellular to whole animal level.