Study programme 2020-2021Français
Metabolic Biochemistry
Programme component of Bachelor's in Pharmacy à la Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UM-B2-PHARMA-001-MCompulsory UEDECLEVES Anne-EmilieM122 - Biochimie métabolique et moléculaire
  • DECLEVES Anne-Emilie

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français302000055.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
M-BIMO-201Metabolic Biochemistry3020000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Pharmaceutical expertise: Use a foundation of concepts and knowledge in health sciences and pharmaceutical sciences.
    • Understand and integrate the fundamental sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, botany) involved in the specific fields of pharmaceutical sciences
    • Understand and use different graphical representations of numerical values and their relationships
    • Understand the chronology of a phenomenon and master the time scales and their representations
    • Understand how the human body works by using knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, immunology, microbiology and pathology under the dual approach of normal and pathological conditions in order to understand the action of medications on the body.
    • Understand compounds for pharmaceutical application regarding their chemical structures, their structure-activity relationships, their physicochemical properties, their origins (synthetic, semi-synthetic, natural), their analytical control methods and their areas of use from a therapeutic point of view.
  • 2. Scientific method: Solve pharmaceutical problems using their knowledge and critical mind.
    • Understand and apply the basic principles of reasoning (obtaining data, analysis, synthesis, comparison, the rule of three, syllogism, analogy, Boolean logic, etc.)
    • Use a hypothesis in inductive, deductive or abductive reasoning
    • Develop a critical, practical and analytical mind
  • 3. Communication: Communicate in an appropriate, efficient, rigorous and respectful way in a professional perspective.
    • Understand the basic rules of French and of English (grammar, punctuation, connectors, etc.).
    • Use a rich vocabulary linking concepts and words accurately
    • Summarise, explain, and argue
    • Work in a team
    • Implement ICT in an appropriate manner
  • 4. Sense of responsibility: Act ethically and professionally.
    • Understand the concepts underlying health education
    • Base their reasoning on the data from the scientific literature
    • Show loyalty and scientific honesty (in teamwork and in respecting the results and the work of others)
  • 5. Quality: Assess themself, expand their knowledge and adapt their attitude.
    • Manage time
    • Prioritise
    • Have developed an interest in the medical-pharmaceutical field
    • Research, read, interpret, and critique a scientific paper with sufficient knowledge of scientific English
    • Compare different sources of information

Learning Outcomes of UE

Based on what they gained in BA1 from the course of General biochemistry, this course will allow students to deepen their knowledge of the major metabolic pathways but also to integrate them in regard to pluricellular organization and to understand their interactions. At the end of this course, students will be able to:
-make the relationship between the structure and function of the molecules in living cell
-understand the regulations of metabolic pathways
-address human and pathological biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics courses without difficulties
-use acquired concepts to solve exercises
-determine the molecular causes of simple clinical problems -do a bibliographic research to find relevant information on a pathology Students will master essential concepts of general biochemistry and be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge to solve exercises and deal with simple clinical problems.

Content of UE

The lecture will be set up on 4 main parts: 1. Metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids 2. Metabolism of proteins, amino acids and nucleotides 3. Interorgan and intracellular coordination and regulation of energy metabolism in vertebrates 4. Structure, function and replication of molécules of information
  ==> The lecture (face-to-face) will be associated with practical works (supervised work, exercises and e-learning)

Prior Experience

General Biochemistry (BA1)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Written examination
  • Practical test
  • Graded tests
  • eTest

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Lecture = open-ended questions, and/or true or false, and/or MCQ Practical work = evaluated report, scored exercises and eTest + final test Weighting for practical work = 10 % of final score  Access to practical work is also subject to an interrogation ( a score of 5/10 is required and if a 4/10 score is obtained the student will receive a supplementary question to decide on his participation or not to pratical work) .

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

The Q3 evaluation will be based on the lecture = MCQ, et/ou true and false,  and/or open-ended questions. The score reached in Q2 regarding eTest and practical work will be added in Q3 fo a weighting of 10%.

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Travaux pratiques
  • Travaux de laboratoire
  • Projet sur ordinateur

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
M-BIMO-201The lecture will be illustrated by a slide show and Power Point animations. The slide of each course will be available to students via the Moodle platform. The reference book is 'Biochimie de Harper Murray et al, éditions de Boeck ISBN 978-2-8041-7561-0'.

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
M-BIMO-2011. Biochimie, Pratt anc Cornely, éditions de Boeck. 2. Lehninger "Principles of Biochemistry" - D.L. Nelson & M.M Cox, Editions Freeman.

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
M-BIMO-201Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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