Introduction to Biochemistry-E2

科目ナンバリング U-LAS14 20037 LE68 開講年度・開講期 2021 ・ 後期
単位数 2 単位 授業形態 講義
配当学年 主として1・2回生 対象学生 理系向
使用言語 英語 曜時限 火3
教員 Shohab YOUSSEFIAN (医学研究科 教授)
授業の概要・目的 This introductory course focuses on the basic concepts of biochemistry. It begins from the molecular design of life and considers its major players; nucleic acids as the genetic material, and then proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids and cell membranes. Based on these preliminary concepts, the course then continues to consider the basic processes involved in metabolism and energy generation in living organisms.
到達目標 To appreciate that by understanding some of the underlying concepts and principles of the molecular and biochemical processes that control life, we can more easily understand the complexities of diverse biological and physiological systems.
授業計画と内容 Main Topics:
1. Introduction to biochemistry, an evolving science
2. Genomes, DNA and DNA replication
3. Genes and gene expression
4. Protein composition and structure
5. Exploring DNA and genes
6. Exploring proteins
7. Introduction to enzymes
8. Carbohydrates
9. Lipids and cell membranes
10. Introduction to metabolism
11. Glycolysis
12. Citric acid cycle
13. Oxidative phosphorylation
14. Final examination
15. Feedback discussions

Please note that these 13 lecture subjects will cover the complete 14 lecture course of the series.
成績評価の方法・観点 Evaluation will be based on class attendance and active participation (~25 %), quizzes (~30 %), other assignments (5 %), and a final assignment/examination (~40 %).
履修要件 特になし
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Whether these lectures are presented as face-to-face classes or, because of COVID-19, as online classes, the general structure and format will the same form of FLIP lectures. Here, on-demand videos and handouts for each lecture will be uploaded on PandA one week before each class so that students have time to go through them carefully. These videos will include full explanations of the materials as well as other visual tools such as animations and videos that will help better explain the concepts. Then, during each weekly face-to-face (or on-line) class, we will discuss the concepts presented in the videos, with each student explaining their answers to various thought-provoking questions, thereby developing deeper insights into the materials. On-line forums will be opened after the class to allow students to discuss areas that are still unclear or to upload videos that better explain certain issues. Quizzes throughout the semester will challenge the understanding and learning of the various concepts.
教科書 Biochemistry 7th edition, International 2012, Berg, Tymoczko and Stryer, (W. H. Freeman and Co. ), ISBN:978-1-4292-7635-1, A few newer versions are available in the Medical School Library