Course syllabus P15-0083-B - Biophysical Chemistry (FBFS - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Biophysical Chemistry
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Agrobiotechnology /2014/ - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Applied Biology - bachelor (required), 3. semester
Food Safety and Control - bachelor (required), 5. semester
Viniculture - bachelor (elective), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
During the semester there will be 2 written tests of 20 points and a final written exam for 60 points. To obtain an evaluation A the students must obtain at least 93 points, for the evaluation B at least 86 points, C rating at least 79 points, D rating at least 72 points, E rating at least 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Knowledge from chemical thermodynamics, kinetics and coloidal chemistry, their application in food science. After completion of the subject the student is able to apply knowledge in other subjects of his study.
Course contents:
Chemical thermodynamics of biological systems. Chemical Kinetics. Catalysis. The properties of the solutions (Ebullioscopy, cryoscopy, osmosis). Diffusion. Viscosity liquids. Surface phenomena and adsorption. Membranológia. The mechanism of transport across biomembranes. Membrane equilibrium. Koloidika. Structure of colloidal micelles. The stability of colloidal solutions and the abolition of the colloidal state (coagulation, dissolution, peptizácia). Protective colloids, emulsifiers, gels. Electrophoresis, electroosmosis. Dialysis, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, sedimentation. Food as a colloidal system. The biological significance of colloids.

Recommended or required reading:
STANOVIČ, R. -- BAJČAN, D. -- ÁRVAY, J. Biofyzikálna chémia. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2016. 162 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1563-1.
POLÁČEK, Š. -- TOMÁŠ, J. -- STANOVIČ, R. Biofyzikálna chémia. 2nd ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2005. 173 p. ISBN 80-8069-566-0.
POLÁČEK, Š. -- HRUŠKOVIČOVÁ, A. -- VOLLMANNOVÁ, A. Laboratórne cvičenia z biofyzikálnej chémie. 2nd ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2001. 68 p. ISBN 80-7137-813-5.

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 508

25,4 %
12,0 %
12,4 %13,8 %
36,0 %
0,4 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Judita Lidiková, PhD. (lecturer)
Ing. Radovan Stanovič, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Mária Timoracká, PhD. (instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
12. 3. 2019
Ing. Radovan Stanovič, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 03/12/2019.

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