Catalyse your career with Biochemistry II.
Who Should do this Course?
Anyone who works or wants to work with animal or plant technologies
People working with Agricultural Chemicals
Students of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal, Health or Plant Sciences
Anyone with a passion for understanding life and life sciences
This informative course focuses on the important building blocks of life such as: amino acids, proteins, sugars, polysaccharides, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, hormones, RNA and DNA. There is an emphasis on biochemical molecules which will help prepare you for Biochemistry III (Biochemical Processes) for which this course is also a prerequisite.
Biochemistry has its roots in medicine, nutrition, agriculture, and natural products chemistry. It covers many other areas as well, but today it is mostly is concerned with the chemistry of molecules found in and associated with living systems, especially the chemistry of these molecules. Biochemists are always trying to break processes down in order to understand how these work, how molecules are created or destroyed and how they relate and affect each other. With the advent of modern computing and technology, biochemists also study intact systems and how each system functions and the other structures or processes that may be affected.
Prerequisite: Plant or Animal Biochemistry I or equivalent.