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Course Code: 
1. FST 1201
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Brief introduction of biochemistry, Enzymology: overview of enzymes, properties of enzymes, classification and nomenclature of enzymes, factors affecting enzyme activity, enzyme kinetics, enzyme inhibition; Metabolism and bioenergetics: Introduction and definitions, laws of thermodynamics (1st and second law), metabolism and metabolic control mechanisms of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and amino acids, nucleic acids, vitamins and minerals. 

Learning Outcomes: 

with General objectiveThe course is designed to equip students with knowledge on the biochemical reactions that take place in the body and the importance of such biochemical reactions in life The specific objectives

  1. To equip students knowledge on enzymes mechanisms and how such mechanisms affect metabolism
  2. To equip students with knowledge on how energy is produced, utilized and stored in the body


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