Course syllabus P15-0021-B - Basics of Biochemistry (FBFS - SS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
Course unit code: P15-0021-B
Course unit title:
Basics of Biochemistry
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Semester: Management od Animal Production - bachelor (required), 2. semester
Management of Plant Production - bachelor (required), 2. semester
Special Animal Husbandry - bachelor (required), 2. semester
Hipology - bachelor (elective), 2. semester
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - bachelor (elective), 2. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
During the semester there will be 4 written tests for 10 points and a final written exam for 60 points. To obtain the evaluation A it is necessary to obtain at least 93 points, for the evaluation B at least 86 points, for the evaluation C at least 79 points, for the evaluation D at least 72 points and for the evaluation E at least 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Introduction to the basic metabolism processes in the living organisms. After completion of the subject the student understands the basic principles of photosynthesis, structure and biochemical pathways of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, characterizes structure and function of enzymes in the living organisms.
Course contents:
Enzymes, principles of enzyme catalysis, classification of enzymes. Biochemistry of photosynthesis. Bioenergetics and metabolism of carbohydrates and nitrogen substances. Structure, biological functions, biosynthesis of nucleic acids and proteins.
Recommended or required reading:
BALÁŽOVÁ, Ž. -- GÁLOVÁ, Z. -- URMINSKÁ, D. -- SZABOVÁ, E. Základy biochémie. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2014. 145 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1166-4.
URMINSKÁ, D. -- SZABOVÁ, E. -- GÁLOVÁ, Z. Praktické cvičenia z biochémie. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2016. 58 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1557-0.
URMINSKÁ, D. -- MICHALÍK, I. -- GÁLOVÁ, Z. -- BALÁŽOVÁ, Ž. -- SZABOVÁ, E. Biochémia. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2017. 287 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1693-5.

Ferenčík, M. a kol.: Biochémia, Slovak Acadamic Press s.r.o., Bratislava, 2000.
Murray, R.M. a kol.: Harperova biochémia, Nakladatelstvi a vydavatelství H&H, Praha, 1998

Language of instruction: Slovak
Subject is taught only in the summer semester
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 751

9,5 %6,0 %11,2 %
12,0 %
43,5 %
17,8 %
Name of lecturer(s): doc. Mgr. Želmíra Balážová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Dana Rajnincová, PhD. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Martin Vivodík, PhD. (examiner, instructor)
Last modification:
5. 3. 2019
doc. Mgr. Želmíra Balážová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 03/05/2019.

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