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University of East Anglia

Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life

University of East Anglia via FutureLearn

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What is biochemistry? And why is it so important? With this free online biochemistry course, you can explore the basics of the subject and all it has to offer.

Get an introduction to biochemistry

Biochemistry brings together all of the sciences to study the chemical and physical processes that occur in living organisms. It truly is the science of life.

As a scientific discipline in its own right, biochemistry has a major impact on all areas of the life sciences and biochemists are in high demand among employers.

Explore the principles of biochemistry

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 enjoyed biology and chemistry at school, and are thinking about studying or working in biochemistry as a distinct subject.

As you look at various biochemistry topics, you’ll explore how the field brings together the natural sciences to describe the chemical basis of living systems.

Learn with expert biochemists from UEA and beyond Throughout the course, you will learn with a range of staff from UEA’s Schools of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, and find out how biochemistry is underpinning developments in the life sciences at the Norwich Research Park (NRP), and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Explore the potential biochemistry careers

This course will also give you an introduction to some of the biochemistry careers available, looking at jobs and opportunities available to those who study biochemistry.

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.

Taught by

Richard Bowater


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  • Sulocchana

    Sulocchana completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    Biochemistry (bio means life , so biochemistry is a chemistry of life) is the application of chemistry to study the cellular, molecular level. It can be act as basic principles of chemistry and physical characteristics of metabolic reaction for all living organisms.
    The molecular process can be helped to replication of genes. There process are known as molecular biology or molecular biochemistry.
    Molecular Biochemistry involved to analysis of chemical process of living organisms. Molecular Biochemistry focused on micromolecules. Molecular biology it's most important to our life
  • Desu Desu completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    The description of the course fits the contents quite nicely, so read the description before taking it. I haven't read the course's description properly and hadn't researched other courses in the subject, so now I wish I would have taken MIT course via...
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