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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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BIOI2220 Introduction to Biochemistry 3 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Martti Tolvanen
Preceding studies
Elementary knowledge of organic chemistry and chemical formulas.

Learning outcomes

Elementary knowledge of biomolecules and metabolism; Sufficient knowledge of proteins to appreciate protein sequence and structure data.


Revision of chemical concepts; Elementary cell biology; Introduction to proteins and other biomolecules; Concepts of metabolism; Biological membranes, transport and signal transduction.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 20 h 0 h

Compulsory on-line assignments, tutorial sessions

Teaching language


Modes of study

Intermediate and final examinations on the lectures and selected parts of the literature below.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Periods 1 and 2

Study materials

Nelson and Cox (2004) Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Fourth Edition: chapters 1 to 7 and 11 to 13 OR corresponding parts of Berg, Tymoczko & Stryer (2002) Biochemistry, W.H. Freeman, (approx. ch.1 to 15).

Further information

Organization responsible: Tampere IBT

Belongs to following study modules

Institute of Biomedical Technology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Institute of Biomedical Technology