Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2013
Descripció:
Estudi de les biomolècules i la seva funció des d'un punt de vista químic
Crèdits ECTS:
3
Idioma principal de les classes:
Anglès
S’utilitza oralment la llengua anglesa en l'assignatura:
Completament (100%)
S’utilitzen documents en llengua anglesa:
Completament (100%)

Grups

Grup QM

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
MARTA PLANAS GRABULEDA

Grup RA

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
MARTA PLANAS GRABULEDA

Competències

  • CG1. - Capacitat per analitzar críticament, a partir de la recollida d'informació i la interpretació de dades, situacions complexes i dissenyar estratègies creatives i innovadores per resoldre-les.
  • CG2. - Saber comunicar-se oralment i per escrit en l'àmbit científic i professional, utilitzant les llengües pròpies i l'anglès.
  • CG3. - Treballar en equip contribuint a l'elaboració de projectes específics i multidisciplinaris.
  • CG4. - Planificar i avaluar la pròpia activitat i el propi aprenentatge i elaborar estratègies per millorar-los aplicant criteris de qualitat.
  • CG5. - Capacitat per actuar, generar propostes i prendre decisions en la investigació i en l'activitat professional amb criteris ètics i de sostenibilitat.
  • Descriure les propietats macroscòpiques de biomolècules, substàncies i altres materials, i relacionar-les amb les propietats dels seus components.
  • Comprendre i aplicar els principis i teories de les reaccions químiques a l'estudi de compostos, biomolècules i materials, així com al desenvolupament de processos.

Continguts

1. Introduction. Main functional groups in biological chemistry. Acids and bases; nucleophiles and electrophiles. Main reaction mechanisms in biological chemistry. Chirality and biological chemistry.

2. Amino acids, peptides and proteins. Structure, classification and nomenclature of amino acids. Amino acids as acids and bases. Structure and nomenclature of peptides. Synthesis of peptides. Structure of proteins. Enzyme action. Cofactors. Biosynthesis of amino acids.

3. Nucleic acids. Structure and nomenclature of nucleic acids. Biosynthesis of nucleotides.

4. Lipids. Waxes, fats and oils. Terpenoids, steroids and prostaglandins. Biosynthesis of fatty acids. Biosynthesis of terpenoids.

5. Carbohydrates. Importance and definition. Classification. Monosaccharides: structure, chemical properties and cyclic structures. Disaccharadies and polysaccharides. Gluconeogenesis.

6. The organic chemistry of the metabolic routes. Metabolism: anabolism and catabolism. Carbohydrate metabolism. Amino acid metabolism. Nucleotide metabolism.

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Classes expositives 10 18 28
Classes participatives 8 12 20
Prova d'avaluació 3 9 12
Resolució d'exercicis 6 9 15
Total 27 48 75

Bibliografia

  • Dugas, Hermann (cop. 1996 ). Bioorganic chemistry : a chemical approach to enzyme action (3rd ed). New York [etc.]: Springer. Catàleg
  • Timberlake, Karen (cop. 2006 ). Chemistry : an introduction to general, organic, and biological chemistry (9th ed). San Francisco [etc.]: Pearson Benjamin Cummings. Catàleg
  • McMurry, John (cop. 2005 ). The Organic chemistry of biological pathways . Englewood, Colorado: Roberts and Co. Publishers. Catàleg

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Problem-solving exercises related to the topics in the course This activity can not be retaken. Students will work in small groups. Cooperative learning methodologies will be used. 40
Exam This activity can be retaken. Achievement of the topics in the course will be assessed. 60

Qualificació

Grading:
Exercises related to the topics in the course 40%
Exam 60%

The exam is the only activity which can be retaken. Students that want to improve their marks must submit a request to the professor in advance. Performing again the exam means that they renounce to the mark previously obtained.

Students must get 5 points in order to pass the subject. However, they must get a minimum mark of 4 out of 10 in the exam in order that the marks obtained in the activities that can not be retaken are considered.

Marks obtained in the activities carried out in small groups are going to be corrected with a factor that will take into account the self-assessment and the peer assessment.

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:

The subject is going to be considered as "Not Presented" only if the student has not carried out any grading activity

Observacions

At the beginning of the course, students should form groups of 3 to 4 people. Students must notify the teacher the members of each group before September 16th, 2013. Groups are going to carry out the activities that can not be retaken using cooperative learning methodologies. Final exam is to be done individually.

General features for each activity are indicated. Specific criteria for grading and functioning will be announced at La meva UdG at the beginning of the course.