TBT4102 - Biochemistry 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Carbohydrates and polysaccharides. Amino acids and chemical structure of proteins. Enzymes, kinetics and mechanism. Carbohydrate metabolism. Principles for energy transfer in living cells. Lipid metabolism including biosynthesis and degradation of fatty acids. Nucleic acid structure, replication, transcription and protein biosyntheses.

Learning outcome

-The student can present the structure and function of the biochemically important molecules carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins.
-The student has basic knowledge of metabolic processes such as glycolysis, the citric acid cycle and the electron transport chain.
-The student has basic knowledge about DNA synthesis (replication), synthesis of RNA (transcription) and protein synthesis (translation).

-The student can carry out simple biochemical experiments.
-The student can communicate results from biochemical laboratory experiments in simple reports.
-The student can communicate key concepts both written and orally

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Mandatory laboratory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

D. L. Nelson, & M.M. Cox: Lehninger. Principles of Biochemistry, 7th edition. W.H. Freeman, 2017.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBT4160 3.7 01.09.2008
TBT4100 7.5 01.09.2008
HBIOA1003 7.5 01.09.2020
HBIOT1014 6.0 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2020-06-01

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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