‘Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life’ is a free online course by the University of East Anglia and Biochemical Society on FutureLearn.com. This free online biochemistry course will outline the background and history of the field, and its contemporary significance in the life sciences.
In this three week course, applicants will explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society. This course will start on June 26, 2017.
Course At Glance
Length: 3 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life
Institution: University of East Anglia and Future learn
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on June 26, 2017
The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from over 100 countries around the globe.
About This Course
This free online biochemistry course will outline the background and history of the field, and its contemporary significance in the life sciences. It’s ideal if you enjoy biology and chemistry at school, and are thinking about studying or working in biochemistry as a distinct subject.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
- Discuss how biochemistry brings together the natural sciences to describe the chemical basis of living systems.
- Describe events and scientists that have been significant during the historical development of biochemistry.
- Identify crossover points that exist between biology and chemistry curricula.
- Evaluate where biochemistry will play a key role in scientific advances in the future.
- Explore the wide range of jobs and career opportunities that become possible with a training in biochemistry.
- Summarise seminal experiments that led to significant advances in biochemical knowledge.
This course will be of particular interest to 15 to 19 year olds who are studying biology and chemistry, and considering further studies in biochemistry.
No prior formal qualifications are required for this course. With a clear explanation of relevant details, the material will be understandable to all with a basic interest and background knowledge in biology and chemistry.
Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. My teaching and research links biochemistry and molecular biology, focusing on DNA structure.
Biophysical chemist in the School of Chemistry at UEA, Norwich, UK. My teaching and research links biochemistry and biophysics, focusing on structure and function of essential membrane proteins
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