Diploma In Biochemistry Online Course

Explores The Chemical Processes That Exist Within, And Are Related To, Living Organisms

Diploma In Biochemistry Online Course

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Explores The Chemical Processes That Exist Within, And Are Related To, Living Organisms

A branch of science that explores the chemical processes that exist within, and are related to, living organisms, biochemistry is a laboratory-based science that combines both biology and chemistry. It covers a wide range of disciplines that include fields such as genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science, and medicine and has provided crucial contributions to our knowledge of humanity. Through studying this course, you will learn the foundations of this fascinating field.

The course starts by defining the subject by answering the question “What is Biochemistry?”, before you go deeper into the subject – learning what molecular biology and cellular biology are. You’ll explore the 4 main classes of molecules in biochemistry (also known as “biomolecules”), which are a large focus for biochemists – carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and gain a greater understanding of the structure of cells and their functions.

The study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms – you’ll learn about genetics and, in particular, molecular genetics and the various techniques used by geneticists. The course also outlines the study of genomes – the complete set of genetic material in an organism.

Human disease is an impairment of the normal state of a human being that interrupts or modifies its vital functions. The Biochemistry Course goes further in explaining human disease, looking at common signs and symptoms and exploring the numerous causes of disease and their classifications.

Aside from water, proteins are the most abundant type of chemical in the human body and as such play several crucial roles. The course explains protein synthesis and the different types and functions of the various proteins and lipids in the human body.

Most people know that carbohydrates are a source of energy for the body but they are also molecular compounds and components for other molecules. You’ll be guided through the structure and function of carbohydrates (also known as “saccharides”) and their divisions – 4 chemical groups known as monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides.

Defined as all the chemical reactions that take place within each cell of a living organism, metabolism provides energy for vital processes and synthesising new organic material. You will be guided through its 3 major purposes and the 2 categories used to group it – catabolism and anabolism. You’ll also learn about metabolism control analysis (MCA) – a mathematical and theoretical framework used to define metabolic and signalling pathways and networks, as well as to calculate the controls over these processes.

The most essential of all biomolecules and found in all living things, nucleic acids create, encode and store information in the nucleus of the cells of every living organism. They also transmit and express the stored information inside and outside the cell nucleus to the inner processes of the cell and finally to the next generation of each living organism. You’ll be guided through the structure of nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, the biochemical properties of DNA, the types and processing of RNA, and DNA and RNA metabolism.

Organic chemistry is the scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials. Physical chemistry seeks to measure, correlate, and explain the quantitative aspects of chemical processes. To round off your knowledge, you’ll learn about both organic and physical chemistries in the Biochemistry Course.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Biochemistry
  2. Comprehensive 9 module Accredited Certificate in Biochemistry
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Biochemistry experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device
  9. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: Introduction to Biochemistry

  • Part 1: What is Biochemistry?
  • Part 2: Biomolecules – Carbohydrates and Lipids
  • Part 3: Biomolecules – Proteins and Nucleic Acids
  • Part 4: The Relationship between Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Part 1: Molecular Biology
  • Part 2: Classes of Biomolecules
  • Part 3: Lipids
  • Part 4: Protein
  • Part 5: Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)
  • Part 6: Techniques of Molecular Biology
  • Part 7: Cellular Biology
  • Part 8: Chemical Composition and Membrane Structure
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Genetics

  • Part 1: What is Genetics?
  • Part 2: Molecular Basis for Inheritance
  • Part 3: The Genetic Code
  • Part 4: Mutations
  • Part 5: Molecular Genetics Techniques
  • Part 6: Genomics
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Human Disease

  • Part 1: Human Disease: Signs and Symptoms
  • Part 2: The Causes of Disease
  • Part 3: Chemical and Physical Injury
  • Part 4: Diseases of Immune Origin
  • Part 5: Viral Diseases
  • Part 6: Abnormal Growth of Cells
  • Part 7: Diseases of Metabolic-Endocrine Origin
  • Part 8: Diseases of Nutrition
  • Part 9: Diseases of Neuropsychiatric Origin
  • Part 10: Classifications of Diseases
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Protein Function

  • Part 1: Proteins
  • Part 2: Different Types of Proteins
  • Part 3: Lipids
  • Part 4: Functions of Lipids
  • Part 5: Composition of the Lipid Bilayer
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Structure of Carbohydrates and Their Function in Central

  • Metabolism
  • Part 1: The Structure of Carbohydrates
  • Part 2: Division
  • Part 3: Types of Sugars
  • Part 4: Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Metabolism and Metabolic Control

  • Part 1: Metabolism
  • Part 2: Nucleotides
  • Part 3: Digestion
  • Part 4: Fatty Acids, Isoprenoids and Steroids Metabolism
  • Part 5: Metabolic Control
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Nucleic Acid Biochemistry

  • Part 1: Nucleic Acid
  • Part 2: Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA):
  • Part 3: Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)
  • Part 4: Nucleic Acid Metabolism
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Organic and Physical Chemistry

  • Part 1: Organic Chemistry
  • Part 2: Organic Compounds
  • Part 3: Characterisation
  • Part 4: Nomenclature
  • Part 5: Biomolecules
  • Part 6: Physical Chemistry
  • Conclusion
  • Module 9 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

The Biochemistry Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

About this Course

Explores The Chemical Processes That Exist Within, And Are Related To, Living Organisms

A branch of science that explores the chemical processes that exist within, and are related to, living organisms, biochemistry is a laboratory-based science that combines both biology and chemistry. It covers a wide range of disciplines that include fields such as genetics, microbiology, forensics, plant science, and medicine and has provided crucial contributions to our knowledge of humanity. Through studying this course, you will learn the foundations of this fascinating field.

The course starts by defining the subject by answering the question “What is Biochemistry?”, before you go deeper into the subject – learning what molecular biology and cellular biology are. You’ll explore the 4 main classes of molecules in biochemistry (also known as “biomolecules”), which are a large focus for biochemists – carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and gain a greater understanding of the structure of cells and their functions.

The study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms – you’ll learn about genetics and, in particular, molecular genetics and the various techniques used by geneticists. The course also outlines the study of genomes – the complete set of genetic material in an organism.

Human disease is an impairment of the normal state of a human being that interrupts or modifies its vital functions. The Biochemistry Course goes further in explaining human disease, looking at common signs and symptoms and exploring the numerous causes of disease and their classifications.

Aside from water, proteins are the most abundant type of chemical in the human body and as such play several crucial roles. The course explains protein synthesis and the different types and functions of the various proteins and lipids in the human body.

Most people know that carbohydrates are a source of energy for the body but they are also molecular compounds and components for other molecules. You’ll be guided through the structure and function of carbohydrates (also known as “saccharides”) and their divisions – 4 chemical groups known as monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides.

Defined as all the chemical reactions that take place within each cell of a living organism, metabolism provides energy for vital processes and synthesising new organic material. You will be guided through its 3 major purposes and the 2 categories used to group it – catabolism and anabolism. You’ll also learn about metabolism control analysis (MCA) – a mathematical and theoretical framework used to define metabolic and signalling pathways and networks, as well as to calculate the controls over these processes.

The most essential of all biomolecules and found in all living things, nucleic acids create, encode and store information in the nucleus of the cells of every living organism. They also transmit and express the stored information inside and outside the cell nucleus to the inner processes of the cell and finally to the next generation of each living organism. You’ll be guided through the structure of nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, the biochemical properties of DNA, the types and processing of RNA, and DNA and RNA metabolism.

Organic chemistry is the scientific study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials. Physical chemistry seeks to measure, correlate, and explain the quantitative aspects of chemical processes. To round off your knowledge, you’ll learn about both organic and physical chemistries in the Biochemistry Course.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Biochemistry
  2. Comprehensive 9 module Accredited Certificate in Biochemistry
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Biochemistry experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device
  9. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: Introduction to Biochemistry

  • Part 1: What is Biochemistry?
  • Part 2: Biomolecules – Carbohydrates and Lipids
  • Part 3: Biomolecules – Proteins and Nucleic Acids
  • Part 4: The Relationship between Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • Part 1: Molecular Biology
  • Part 2: Classes of Biomolecules
  • Part 3: Lipids
  • Part 4: Protein
  • Part 5: Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)
  • Part 6: Techniques of Molecular Biology
  • Part 7: Cellular Biology
  • Part 8: Chemical Composition and Membrane Structure
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Genetics

  • Part 1: What is Genetics?
  • Part 2: Molecular Basis for Inheritance
  • Part 3: The Genetic Code
  • Part 4: Mutations
  • Part 5: Molecular Genetics Techniques
  • Part 6: Genomics
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Human Disease

  • Part 1: Human Disease: Signs and Symptoms
  • Part 2: The Causes of Disease
  • Part 3: Chemical and Physical Injury
  • Part 4: Diseases of Immune Origin
  • Part 5: Viral Diseases
  • Part 6: Abnormal Growth of Cells
  • Part 7: Diseases of Metabolic-Endocrine Origin
  • Part 8: Diseases of Nutrition
  • Part 9: Diseases of Neuropsychiatric Origin
  • Part 10: Classifications of Diseases
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Protein Function

  • Part 1: Proteins
  • Part 2: Different Types of Proteins
  • Part 3: Lipids
  • Part 4: Functions of Lipids
  • Part 5: Composition of the Lipid Bilayer
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: Structure of Carbohydrates and Their Function in Central

  • Metabolism
  • Part 1: The Structure of Carbohydrates
  • Part 2: Division
  • Part 3: Types of Sugars
  • Part 4: Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: Metabolism and Metabolic Control

  • Part 1: Metabolism
  • Part 2: Nucleotides
  • Part 3: Digestion
  • Part 4: Fatty Acids, Isoprenoids and Steroids Metabolism
  • Part 5: Metabolic Control
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Nucleic Acid Biochemistry

  • Part 1: Nucleic Acid
  • Part 2: Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA):
  • Part 3: Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)
  • Part 4: Nucleic Acid Metabolism
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Organic and Physical Chemistry

  • Part 1: Organic Chemistry
  • Part 2: Organic Compounds
  • Part 3: Characterisation
  • Part 4: Nomenclature
  • Part 5: Biomolecules
  • Part 6: Physical Chemistry
  • Conclusion
  • Module 9 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

The Biochemistry Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 012CE249
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 150 hours of study
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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