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  • Course Code :
    SGS 261
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine

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Area of Study :

The Course Explains the Chemistry and metabolism of Biological Molecules. It makes the student to understand the and Chemical nature and metabolic changes of different molecules inside the body. It also enables the student to understand the chemical function of Biomolecules and highlights the importance of individual molecules inside the cell.

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Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids , proteins $ Amino acids . Molecular biology ( Nucleoxides & Nucleicacids ) , Immunoglobulins .

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Describe structure of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
2- Describe the metabolic pathways
3- Demonstrate the principles of metabolic pathways.
4- Point out the importance of vitamins.
5- Describe the basic principles of some metabolic errors
6- Demonstrate principles of molecular biology

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Differentiate between structures of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
2- Explain basis of metabolic reactions.
3- Explain basis of errors in metabolism
4- Appreciate importance of some molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR)
5- Explain the role of vitamin deficiency in development of some diseases

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Identify unknown carbohydrate solution
2- Identify unknown protein solution
3- Detect abnormal constituents of urine
4- Write a urine report
5- Solve case problem

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work effectively in groups and exercise leadership when appropriate.
2- Act responsibly in personal and professional relationships.
3- Take responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development.
4- Act ethically and consistently with high moral standards in personal and public forums.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Chemistry of Carbohydrates 3 Chemistry of Carbohydrates
Vitamins 3 Chemistry of nucleotides
Chemistry of nucleotides 3 Chemistry of nucleotides
Chemistry of nucleic acids 3 Chemistry of nucleic acids
Chemistry of enzymes 3 Chemistry of enzymes
Chemistry of Lipids 3 Chemistry of Carbohydrates
Chemistry of Proteins and Amino acids 3 Chemistry of Carbohydrates
Enzymes 3 Chemistry of lipids
Digestion 3 Chemistry of lipids
Metabolism of Carbohydrates 3 Chemistry of amino acids
Metabolism of lipids 3 Chemistry of proteins
Metabolism of proteins 3 Chemistry of proteins
Body fluids 3 Chemistry of immunoglobulins

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Practical training
Small group discussion

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What

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Book Author Publisher
Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews Biochemistry Pamela C. Champe LWW

Course notes :

Essential Books (Text Books): Lippincott’s illustrated Biochemistry

Recommended books :

Harper’s Biochemistry

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