This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2021.
Dr Masha Smallhorn (co-topic coordinator)
In this topic, students will learn the underlying biochemistry of food and energy metabolism with a focus on carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and the regulation of metabolism by hormones such as glucagon, adrenaline and insulin. Students will gain an overview of the most important enzymes, metabolic pathways and regulatory mechanisms. Students will apply their knowledge by working in teams to solve cases and suggest remedies for 'patients' suffering from nutritional deficiencies or metabolic disorders. Students will discover the relationship between protein structure and function and develop skills in experimental design and scientific report writing.
This topic aims to develop students' knowledge and understanding of food and energy metabolism and to provide them with opportunities to apply their knowledge and understanding to the solution of 'real-world' problems related to enzyme function, nutritional deficiencies and metabolic disorders.
Timetable details for 2021 are no longer published.
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