Study programme 2020-2021Français
Biochimie métabolique
Programme component of Master's in Biomedical Sciences 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-M1-BIOMED-031-MOptional UEDECLEVES Anne-EmilieM122 - Biochimie métabolique et moléculaire
  • DECLEVES Anne-Emilie

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français302000033.001st 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

  • Scientific skills
    • Implement and independently carry out an experimental approach, validate a model by comparing its predications with experimental results, assess the limitations of the model's validity, and identify sources or error.
    • In response to situations and aware of the methodological limitations: - Use common techniques of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, studies of tissues and organs (i.e. link a macroscopic phenomenon to microscopic processes). - Use an experimental device in a biological model, know and use the concepts and techniques of animal physiology.
    • Use acquisition and data analysis software specific to biomedical sciences
    • Be familiar with biomedical science research tools, including bioinformatics tools.
    • Be a responsible researcher: - Know how to base their reasoning on data obtained from scientific literature. - Know how to integrate an ethical dimension in their reasoning. - Be loyal (to the facts, to the team, and to intellectual property). - Do not tamper with results. - Do not exploit the work of others. - Demonstrate experimental rigor.
  • Professional integration skills
    • Network, and use digital communication and collaboration tools
    • Work in teams in different contexts including with people from different disciplines, integrate, fit in, collaborate, communicate and report
    • Be in a hierarchical and professional environment, identify their skills and follow procedures, legislation, standards, among other security and safety measures
    • Work independently: - Get organised, manage time and priorities, assess themself. - Master assessment methods. - Continue learning individually, prepare to educate themselves throughout life. - Demonstrate abstract thinking. - Be introduced to project management. - Show initiative.
    • Demonstrate their ability to research, analyse and synthesise: - Research, analyse, use different sources of information and materials related to biomedical sciences, format them to draw up a summarised document, produced and broadcast them on digital media. - Carry out a study, identify and raise an issue in a predefined context, build and develop an argument, interpret the data and results, develop an overview, and propose extensions. - Question themselves, think critically, debate, and defend their ideas.
    • Master written and oral scientific expression. Be independent in writing and show that they can communicate their thoughts, reason and organise their knowledge
    • Make a presentation illustrating arguments adapted to the object, the circumstances and the public: speak in public
    • Master scientific English: - Present scientific results, orally and in writing. - Answer scientific questions in English

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

Not applicable

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 the PW = 10 % of the total 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, and/or true or false, and/or opened 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)


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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