Study programme 2020-2021Français
Biochemistry complements
Programme component of Bachelor's in Biology (Charleroi (Hor. jour)) à la Faculty of Science

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
US-B2-SCBIOC-931-CCompulsory UEBOUSBATA SabrinaEX19 - FS - Intervenants extérieurs à Charleroi
  • BOUSBATA Sabrina

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français304000055.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-BIOG-039Biochemistry complements3040000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire, understand and use knowledge in the fields of biology and other fields
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles of life to understand questions and solve situations related to biology
    • Integrate knowledge from other fields of knowledge with biology (earth science, physics, chemistry, mathematics), in a critical way, to foster an interdisciplinary approach
    • Synthesise and summarise, in a critical way, information from scientific literature in different forms (textual, numerical, verbal and graphic)
  • Solve issues relevant to biology
    • Have developed practical skills in the various fields of biology through practical sessions in the laboratory and in the field, during which they have worked individually or in groups
    • Make accurate observations in the context of activities in the field and in the laboratory
    • Grasp and use the usual methods the conservation of live materials
    • Analyse and interpret, in an appropriate way, biological data collected in natura, through dissection or based on an experimental protocol in the laboratory
  • Apply a scientific approach and critical thinking
    • Understand and apply the basic principles of reasoning (obtaining data, analysis, synthesis, comparison, rule of three, syllogism, analogy, etc.)
    • Work with efficiency / accuracy / precision
    • Present a hypothesis and hypothetical-deductive reasoning
    • Develop critical thinking, test and monitor conclusions understanding the domain of validity, and explore alternative hypotheses
    • Manage doubt and uncertainty
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately in French and English
    • Understand and summarise articles, websites and other scientific works in French and English
    • Communicate in French, orally and in writing, the results of experiments and observations by constructing and using graphs and tables

Learning Outcomes of UE

Students will acquire the fundamentals in biochemistry of macromolecules and enzymology. Students will be familiar with the four classes of biological molecules. They will understand the relation structure-function of proteins and the enzymatic mecanisms. Laboratory courses will develop some of the studided chapters. The laboratory course is mandatory.  

Content of UE

Amino acids, Peptides and Proteins
Proteins structure and function
Protein analyses techniques
Carbohydrates and glycoproteins
Fatty acids and lipids

Prior Experience

General and organic chemistry.
General Biology. 

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination
  • Practical test
  • Graded tests

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Theoretical courses will be eveluated by MCQ and/or open questions. Lab courses will be evaluated by a report and will count for 20% of the total grade. Lab courses are mandatory. Lab courses are held once a year and non-justified absence will result in the the UE failure. 

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Theoretical courses will be eveluated by MCQ and/or open questions. Lab grade will be reported.

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • Written examination

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Theoretical courses will be eveluated by MCQ and/or open questions. Lab grade will be reported.

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Travaux de laboratoire

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-039Lehninger - Principle of Biochemistry - D.L. Nelson, M.M. Cox (Seventh Edition) 

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-BIOG-039Research articles will be deposited under Moodle

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-BIOG-039Not 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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