Bio-organic Chemistry (F1007)
15 credits, Level 6
The aim of this module is to describe the unifying biosynthetic principles which underlay the diverse structures of natural products and to show the relevance for the primary structures of proteins to their shape and to the catalytic properties of enzymes.
You are introduced to a basic set of chemical transformations applied in the chemical synthesis of the major classes of biomolecules such as nucleic acids,
peptides and glycans.
17%: Practical (Workshop)
30%: Coursework (Problem Set)
70%: 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 2018/19. 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: