|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Practical intensively supervised||20|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. HLM van Rozendaal|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. HLM van Rozendaal|
|drs. AMEJ Franssen-Hagebols|
|dr. MCR Franssen|
|dr. CAGM Weijers|
|dr. M Giesbers|
|dr. TA van Beek|
|dr. ATM Marcelis|
|dr. ir. JMJ Paulusse|
|Examiner(s)||dr. HLM van Rozendaal|
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The course Bio-organic Chemistry for Life Sciences gives a conveniently arranged introduction in chemistry, with a focus on natural products. Structure and reactivity of molecules, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and interactions between molecules form the backbone of this course. It forms a solid basis for further studies in life sciences. The course is composed of lectures, tutorials and a practical part.
- able to demonstrate insight and understanding of basic organic chemical reactions;
- able to apply basic tools in understanding more complex biological reactions, molecular interactions and chemical equilibria;
- able to perform basic practical laboratory experiments in organic chemistry.
Study the textbook and exercise the questions following the presented study guide. During the lectures and tutorials other questions are exercised and discussed with the teacher. In the practical part, which is closely related to the theoretical part, different basic laboratory skills are exercised, like extraction and chromatography, making use of natural products, like fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, and peptides. To work safely and concern for the environment are important aspects in this part.
Reader, practical manual and textbook ('Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 7e and OWL (with eBook)' by McMurry, ISBN 9781408033227) are available at the WUR-shop.
|BVG||Nutrition and Health||BSc||1AF|