Biochemistry brings together all of the sciences to study the chemical and physical processes that occur in living organisms. It truly is the science of life. As a scientific discipline in its own right, biochemistry has a major impact on all areas of the life sciences and biochemists are in high demand among employers.
This free online course “Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life” will outline the background and history of the field, and its contemporary significance in the life sciences. It will be of particular interest to 15 to 19 year olds who are studying biology and chemistry, and considering further studies in biochemistry.
No prior formal qualifications are required for this course. The material will be understandable to all with a basic interest and background knowledge in biology and chemistry.
Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life Course Content
This course explores the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, and shows why graduates are in demand. It includes the following topics:
- How biochemistry brings together the natural sciences;
- The chemical basis of living systems;
- The events and scientists that have been significant during the historical development of biochemistry;
- The seminal experiments that led to significant advances in biochemical knowledge;
- Biochemistry’s role in future scientific advances, such as bioenergy, pharmaceuticals and synthetic biology;
- The wide range of jobs and career opportunities that become possible as a biochemistry graduate.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educators: Richard Bowater and Fraser MacMillan
- Publisher: UEA – University of East Anglia
- Duration: 3 weeks x 3 hours per week
- Starts: 20 June, 2016
- Certificates available
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