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Biochemistry III (Animal Biochemical Processes) - Endorsed Certificate Course (TQUK)

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

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Online, self-paced
100 hours
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Biochemistry III Animal Biochemical Processes (Pre-Medical Program) Online Course. 100 Hours Endorsed Certificate Course (TQUK - Training Qualifications UK).

Gain a deeper knowledge of human and animal life processes through the online course. Expand your science or health career options to a higher level.

A course designed for people working or wishing to work in a human or animal health or science related profession, as practitioner, educator or researcher.

Learn to explain a range of common biochemical processes with an emphasis upon animal and human biochemical processes.

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 III (Animal Biochemical Processes) BSC303

There are 10 lessons as follows:

1 Introduction

  • Introduction to Metabolism: 1. Catabolism, 2. Anabolism
  • Energy Transfers within the Organism: Sources of energy, The digestive process as a source of energy and matter, Components of the cell, Metabolism within the cell, Catabolic metabolism, Anabolic metabolism, Energy exchanges, Free energy, Enthalpy, Entropy, Energy transporters, ATP, Oxidation –reduction processes, Enzyme catalysed reactions
  • Terminology

2 Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism

  • Glucose and its Central Role in Metabolism
  • Glycolysis: Phase I: the activation of glycolysis, ATP Production summary from Glycolysis, Metabolism of Pyruvate, Glycogen, Fructose and Galactose
  • Terminology

3 Movement through Membranes

  • Lipids and Fats
  • Membranes
  • Kinetics and Mechanisms of Transport: Mediated and non-mediated transport, Ion gradient driven active transport, ATP driven active transport
  • Ionphores
  • Terminology

4 Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation

  • The Mitochondrion
  • Electron Transport
  • Oxidative Phosphorylation
  • Citric Acid Cycle/Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle
  • Control of ATP Production
  • Terminology

5 Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism

  • Sugars: Monosaccharides, Oligosaccharides, Polysaccharides
  • Glycoproteins
  • Gluconeogenesis: Biosynthesis of oligosaccharides and glycoproteins
  • The Pentose Phosphate Pathway
  • Terminology

6 Lipid Metabolism

  • Lipids
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Pancreas and Bile Acid
  • Transport across the Mitochondrial Membrane
  • Fatty Acid Oxidation in the Mitrochondrion: Beta Oxidation
  • Unsaturated Fatty Acid Oxidation
  • Ketone Bodies
  • Biosynthesis of Fatty Acids
  • Metabolic Control and Regulation of Fatty Acid Metabolism: Hormonal Regulation, Gylcogen/Insulin Regulation
  • Cholesterol Synthesis and Netabolism
  • Control of Cholesterol Biosynthesis and Transport
  • Arachidonate Metabolism: The Cyclic Pathway of Arachidonate Metabolism, Cyclooxygenase and Peroxidase, Eicosanoids
  • Phospholid and Glycolipid Metabolism
  • Terminology

7 Amino Acid Metabolism

  • Amino Acids
  • Amino Acid Metabolism: Transamination, Amino acid synthesis, Amino acid catabolism, Glucogenic, Ketogenic, Protein catabolism: the urea cycle
  • Biosynthetic Percursors and the Role of Amino Acids
  • Biosynthesis and Physiologically Active Amines
  • Amino Acid Biosynthesis: Biosynthesis of non-essential amino acids, Biosynthesis of essential amino acids, Aspartate Family, Pyruvate Family, Aromatic Family, Histidine, Summary of the Major Energy Metabolic Pathways
  • Major Organs: Brain, Muscle, Adipose Tissues (fat), Liver
  • Nitrogen Fixation
  • Terminology

8 Nucleotide Metabolism

  • Nucleic Acids
  • Nucleotides
  • Synthesis & Regulation of Ribonucleotides: Purines, Pyramidines
  • Formation of Deoxyribonucleotides
  • Nucleotide Degradation
  • Purine Catabolism
  • Purine Nucleotide Cycle
  • Nucleotide Coenzymes in Animals
  • Terminology

9 Enzyme Activity

  • Enzymes
  • Enzyme Classification
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • Enzyme Regulation
  • Terminology

10 Other Processes

  • Homeostasis
  • Hormones
  • Neuro Transmitters
  • Signaling Cascade
  • Receptor Binding
  • Nuclear Localisation Signals
  • Terminology

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, Science Students, Zoologists, Veterinary Students, Zookeepers, Animal Behaviourists


A pc or laptop with internet connection.

Career path

Biology is the study of life, and a degree in biology can be applied to several different animal-related careers that often involve hands-on interactions. A qualification in biochemistry can lead to a multitude of careers in different fields. There are many options to choose from: you could work at a university, in zoology, or even become a science teacher, just to name a few.

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If i do this through reed will it be the same qualifications and all as if i did it straight through ADL? THANKS


Hi Charlotte Many thanks for your question. Yes, Reed is merely a sales platform. After purchase you are directed straight to ADL. If you require any additional information please do not hesitate to contact me. Kindest regards Amanda White General Manager

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