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Biochemistry II (Molecules) - Endorsed Certificate Course (Training Qualifications UK)

Distance learning based course with study materials, tutor support and final exam included

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100 hours · Self-paced
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Biochemistry II (Molecules) Online Course. 100 Hours Endorsed Certificate Course (TQUK - Training Qualifications UK).

Biochemistry II BSC203 Course Online. Strengthen your biochemical knowledge and further your career ! Learn about the important building blocks of life including: Amino acids, proteins, sugars, polysaccharides, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, hormones, RNA and DNA.

This course focuses on biochemical molecules. Students would normally have completed Plant or Animal Biochemistry , before attempting this module.

This course is included as a module in the Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical), which has been endorsed by TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation.

Benefits of an ADL Endorsed Course?

Endorsed courses are skills based. They have been evaluated and approved by an independent awarding body such as Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

What makes ADL’s Endorsed courses different?

  • Flexible Self-Paced Learning– adjust your learning around your home and work commitments
  • Start and Finish at any time
  • Courses globally and industry relevant
  • Practical Component at the end of most lessons.

Allocated your own tutor relevant to your subject. You can have as little or as much contact as you like with your tutor. They are there to support you all the way through.

This course is endorsed by TQUK -Training Qualifications UK, an OFQUAL awarding body.


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Lesson Structure: Biochemistry II BSC203

There are 9 lessons:

1 Introduction to Biochemical Molecules

  • What is Biochemistry?
  • Cells: Prokaryote Cells, Eukaryote Cells, Viruses and Prions
  • Biomolecules: Proteins, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, Vitamins and Co-enzymes, Hormones and Neurotransmitters
  • Metabolic Processes: Catabolism, Anabolism

2 Amino Acids

  • Amino Acids: Biochemical Nomenclature
  • Amino Acid Properties: Acidic and Basic, Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic, Polarity of the Side Chain, Amino Acid Polarity, Non standard Amino Acids
  • Genetic Coding of Amino Acids: Terminology

3 Structure of Proteins

  • Proteins: Protein Functions, Primary Structure, Secondary Structure, Tertiary Structure, Quaternary Structure
  • What are Fibrous Proteins? Collagen, Elastin, Keratin, Globular Proteins, Albumin
  • Cofactors and Conformation
  • Post-Translational Modifications
  • Protein Denaturation
  • Protein Degradation
  • Terminology

4 Protein Dynamics

  • Protein Folding
  • Molecular Chaperones
  • Heat Shock Proteins: HSP90, HSP70, HSP60, Small Heat Shock Proteins
  • Chaperones
  • The Importance of Understanding Protein Structure
  • Structural Evolution of Proteins
  • Dynamics of Haem Proteins
  • Terminology

5 Sugars and Polysaccharides

  • Saccharides: Monosaccharides, Oligosaccharides, Polysaccharides, Lectins
  • Polysaccharide Bonds
  • Polysaccharide Function
  • Classification of Monosaccharides: Ring or Chain Types
  • Complex Sugars: Monosaccharides, Disaccharides, Polysaccharides, Cellulose

6 Lipids (Fats) and Membranes

  • Lipids: Fatty Acids, Tryacilglicerols, Neutral Lipids, Phospholipids, Glycolipids, Terpenoids
  • Cholesterol
  • Cellular Membranes
  • Terminology

7 Enzymes, Vitamins and Hormones

  • Enzymes: Coenzymes
  • Vitamins: Vitamin Classification, Reviewing Vitamin C
  • Hormones

8 DNA and RNA

  • Nucleic Acids: Structure of DNA, Types of RNA, Messenger RNA, Transfer RNAs, Ribosomal RNA, Terminology
  • DNA Replication
  • Inheritance
  • Interesting Facts about DNA

9 Laboratory Techniques

  • Laboratory Health and Safety
  • Common Experimental Methods: DNA Methods, Protein Methods, General Methods

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the academy, marked by the academy's tutors and returned to you with feedback, any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Who is this course for?

Medical Students, Pre-Med Students, Scientists, Veterinary Students, Animal Breeders


A pc or laptop with internet connection.

Career path

Deciding on your career path can seem overwhelming with the wealth of opportunities available. There are many careers where you can use your skills and knowledge, you just need to find the right one for you. Biochemistry students can go into a number of careers, including biology, and sometimes with further study, medicine.

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Mia asked:

Does this course include a Qualification Certificate? and if so, is it included in the price? Many thanks!


Hi Mia Many thanks for your question. You receive a TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) Endorsed Certificate (Hard Copy) and transcript, that is posted to your address. This is all included in the price of the course. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Kindest regards Amanda White General Manager

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Muwala Chris asked:

Hi what is the level of this course?


Hi Muwala Chris Many thanks for your question. This course is level 4, focusing on amino acids, proteins, sugars, polysaccharides, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, hormones, RNA and DNA. It is also included as a module in the Advanced Diploma in Medical Science (Pre-Medical), which has been endorsed by TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation. If you require any further information please let me know. Kind regards Amanda White General Manager

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