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Third Year Biochemistry

The Biochemistry 3rd year programme consists of 6 modules, 3 in each Semester. There is one choice to be made in Semester I between BI318 and BO3101, all the other modules are compulsory.

Course Director for 3rd year Biochemistry & for Module Co-ordinator for the below four modules:
Dr Peter Creighton
 
Contact: peter.creighton@nuigalway.ie 
Telephone (091) 493654 
   
Cell Biology (BI309) 
Molecular Biology (BI319)
Protein Biochemistry (BI321)
Cell Signalling  (BI313)

Module Co-ordinator for Human Nutrition (BI318) : 
Geraldine Nolan
  
Contact: geraldine.nolan@nuigalway.ie
Telephone (091) 493654    
 

Module Co-ordinator for Developmental Biology (B03101)
Prof Uri Frank  
Contact: uri.frank@nuigalway.ie
Telephone (091) 492334  
 
BO3101 - Handbook link.

Module Co-ordinator for Human Molecular Genetics (BI317)
Prof Brian McStay
  
Contact: brian.mcstay@nuigalway.ie
Telephone (091) 492423 
 
 Academic Appointments are available by prior arrangement. Please email the academic concerned to organise a time that is convenient to you both.

Third year Biochemistry modules

 

Topics

Lectures

Practicals

Continuous Assessment

Semester I

BI318 Human Nutrition

Diet health
Diet and people
Diet and disease
Clinical nutrition

 

Mon 10-11 ENG-G017
Wed 10-11 CA111
21 lectures

None

1 written assignment

BI309 Cell Biology

Eukatyotic Cell Structure
Cell Organisation and function
An introduction to cell communication
Molecular Immunology

Mon 11-12 noon D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 12-1pm Tyndall
Fri 9-10am D’Arcy Thompson
15 lectures

Mon 2-5pm or Wed 2-5pm
4 practicals

1 Mini Review

BI319 Molecular Biology

Cell cycle and DNA replication

Cellular Genomes & their organization

Regulation of gene expression

Molecular biology viruses

Mon 11-12 noon D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 12-1pm Tyndall
Fri 9-10am D’Arcy Thompson
15 lectures

Mon 2-5pm or Wed 2-5pm
4 practicals

1 Mini Review

BO3101 Developmental Biology

Regulation of gene expression in development

Cellular signalling

Generation and maintenance of cellular diversity

Axis formation

Morphogenesis & organogenesis

Regeneration.

Mon 5-6pm AC215 (Arts Science building)
Wed 5-6pm AC216 (Arts Science building) 

24 lectures

 

None

3 online MCQs
30% of the total mark

 

Semester II

BI313 Cell Signalling

Signal Transduction

Neurotransmitter and Nervous System

Cancer: Loss of Regulation and control of cell division

An introduction to Apoptosis

Mon 11-12 noon D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 12-1pm D’Arcy Thompson
Fri 9-10am D’Arcy Thompson
15 lectures

Mon 2-5pm or Wed 2-5pm
4 practicals

1 Mini-project

BI321 Protein Biochemistry

Proteins as Molecular Machinery

Protein Processing and post-translational modifications

Enzymes as Biocatalysts

Mon 11-12 noon D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 12-1pm D’Arcy Thompson
Fri 9-10am D’Arcy Thompson
15 lectures

Mon 2-5pm or Wed 2-5pm
4 practicals

1 Mini-project

BI317 Human Molecular Genetics

The basics of DNA, chromosomes, cells  and development.

Analyzing the structure and expression of genes and genomes.

Investigating the human genome and its relationship to other genomes.

Human genetic variation and diseases

Applied human molecular genetics.

Mon 5-6pm D’Arcy Thompson
Tues 9-10am AM200
Fri 3-4pm Anderson
26 Lectures

None

1 essays