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Biochemistry

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

In all cells a large number of processes occur continuously, such as conversion of the food we eat to a useable form of chemical energy or the use of genetic information. To understand these processes it is necessary to have basic knowledge of cell organisation and the biomolecules involved. This course will give a thorough description of cell architecture as well as of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and membranes structure and function. The central metabolic processes, such as energy conversion through glycolysis, citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation, will also be discussed in detail. The course also covers the molecular mechanisms involved in the use and transfer of genetic information.
The experimental part of the course, illustrates central parts of the theory and comprise classical biochemical techniques. Practicals include isolation of proteins and nucleic acids, characterisation and analysis of proteins, study of carbohydrate metabolism and energy conversion in a cellular system and cloning and expression of genetic information.

The course will be given in english if foreign students participate.

Application and eligibility

Biochemistry, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

University: Fundamentals of Chemistry (15 credits, 5KE016), or the equivalent.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. 
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F5699

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK33,750

Total fee

SEK33,750

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

University: Fundamentals of Chemistry (15 credits, 5KE016), or the equivalent.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. 
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-56132

Application

Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November. Contact the department for more information.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK33,750

Total fee

SEK33,750

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Karina Persson

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Course is given by
Department of Chemistry