Biochemistry explores the functioning of living organisms from a molecular and cellular perspective. It provides an essential basis for detailed understanding of biology and medicine. The range of biochemical and molecular biology topics covered by units in this discipline includes:structure and function of important biological macromolecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins;
- structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and other bio-molecules
- the integration and control of metabolism, by hormonal and other means;
- nutrition - energy, roles of macro- and micro-nutrients, dietary guidelines;
- metabolic and genetic basis of disease states.