This module aims to provide a foundation in two key areas of Biology; Biochemistry and Microbiology, on which the students can build their skill sets in subsequent semesters.The module also aims to develop an appreciation for the scope of these areas of specialisation and an awareness of current developments in these fields.
The Molecules of Life
The scope of biochemistry; Biomolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids); Enzymes; Basic principles of metabolism;From DNA to protein (gene structure and an introduction to the processes of transcription and translation); DNA replication; Topical issues in biochemistry
The Microbial World
The scope of microbiology; Prokaryotic cell structure; Microbial nutrition and culturing techniques; Microbial growth; Microbial growth control; Microbial diversity; Fungi; Virus biology; Topical issues in microbiology
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