Further develop your knowledge of biochemistry. This course is designed for people working or wishing to work in a human or animal health or science related profession, as practitioner, educator or researcher.  In Biochemistry III (Animal Biochemical Processes) you have the opportunity to learn more about  the metabolic processes comprise all the reactions in an organism that sustain its life. This course focuses on the major metabolic pathways, as well as cellular transport, electron transfer and energy production amongst other.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction
  2. Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism
  3. Movement through Membranes
  4. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation
  5. Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism
  6. Lipid Metabolism
  7. Amino Acid Metabolism
  8. Nucleotide Metabolism
  9. Enzyme Activity
  10. Other Processes
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Explain the interaction between the various biochemical processes within the animal cell.
  • Explain the processes of glycolysis and glycogen metabolism.
  • Understand the transport mechanism of bio-chemicals through animal membranes.
  • Explain the processes of electron transfer and oxidative phosphorylation, and their importance to energy regulation in animals.
  • Explain the metabolism of carbohydrates.
  • Explain the metabolism of lipids
  • Explain the metabolism of amino acids.
  • Explain biochemical nucleotide metabolism
  • Explain enzyme reactions and catalysis in biochemistry.
  • Explain other biochemical processes including biochemical communication through hormones and neurotransmission.