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Animal Biology 1- biochemistry


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Additional course evaluations for HV0120

Academic year 2019/2020

Animal Biology 1- biochemistry (HV0120-40118) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Animal Biology 1- biochemistry (HV0120-40090) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

Academic year 2017/2018

Animal Biology 1- biochemistry (HV0120-40127) 2018-03-21 - 2018-06-03

Academic year 2016/2017

Animal Biology 1- biochemistry (HV0120-40141) 2017-03-22 - 2017-06-04

HV0120 Animal Biology 1- biochemistry, 15.0 Credits

Djurens biologi 1 - biokemi

Syllabus approved



Biology Animal science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Chemistry 4.00 1002
Biochemistry 11.00 1003

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to
• Biology 2
• Physics 1a or Physics 1b1+1b2
• Chemistry 2
• Mathematics 4


The course intends to give basic knowledge,and laboratory training in chemistry , biochemistry and molecular cell biology that is needed for continued studies in animal and dairy science and biology.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for basic concepts and carry out calculations within stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium and basic thermodynamics
- account for structure and function of DNA RNA and the flow of genetic information,
- identify and account for the cell most important biomolecules regarding structure and function
- use and explain certain biochemical methods and account for experimental results
- account for the cell structure with its anabolic and catabolic processes
- account for metabolic interaction in different nutritional conditions,
- perform basic laboratory components with safety and precision.


The course intends to give basic chemical and biochemical concepts and processes such as various types of chemical binding, stoichiometry, acid/base equilibrium and thermodynamics, structure and function of the molecules of life and enzymatic catalysis and kinetics. The structure of the cell, the function of organelles, membrane and transport of different subjects through membrane. The metabolism and bioenergetics from a nutritional perspective of the cell and the body.

In the course, lectures, laboratory work, seminars and group exercises according to student-activating teaching are included. Compulsory components occur within e g exercises, seminar, group exercises and laboratory sessions.

Following general skills are trained in the course. Written and oral communication, formulate laboratory reports, analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written and oral examination. Passed participation in compulsory course modules.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Certain lectures are carried out in English.

Responsible department

Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
Cooperating departments:
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Biology field: Cellbiologi
Replaces: BI0960, BI1224
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
1) Lippincott´s Illustrated Reviews: 6 or 7 ed Biochemistry
Author: Denise Ferrier
ISBN: 9781496363541
Comments: Vi kommer använda den boken som kurslitteratur men det är fritt att välja även andra biokemiböcker.
2) Essential Cellbiology
Author: Alberts, Bruce, Bray, Dennis, Hopkin, Karen, Johnson, Alexander, Lewis, Julian
ISBN: 9780815345749
Comments: Kursbok- Boken finns som inbunden och i paperback format Använd senaste upplagan om möjligt Essential cell biology kommer även att användas i nästa kurs Djurens biologi 2
3) Biochemistry 6 or 7th ed.
Author: Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko och Lubert Stryer
ISBN: 0-7167-8724-5
Comments: Alternativ bok för den intresserade. Mer detaljerad det finns fler att välja på för den intresserade
4) Chemical principles
Author: Zumdahl/DeCoste
ISBN: 9781305581982
Comments: Kursbok för allmänkemidelen av kursen. 8e upplagan. Finns också att köpa som e-bok

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Acriculture Programme - Animal Science Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor´s programme Companion and Sports Animals - Bachelor´s programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Animal science
Course code: HV0120 Application code: SLU-40024 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management Pace: 100%