Biological Chemistry (C7024)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Biological Chemistry is a module that addresses the central chemical concepts in Biology. It is not a chemistry module, but does require some chemistry knowledge. The topics covered in the module include understanding enzymes and the mechanism by which they catalyse biological reactions as well as carbohydrate and lipid structures. Protein structure discussed in the Molecular Biology module in autumn term will be built upon and discussed in terms of the structure and mechanisms of action of haemoglobin.

The module includes practical sessions as well as tutorial problems and lectures.


43%: Lecture
57%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


20%: Coursework (Report)
80%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 29 hours of contact time and 121 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: