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Medical Chemistry (6 ECTS)

This course covers the following topics and subtopics: atomic structure and bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, reactions in organic chemistry, oxidation-reduction and bioenergetics, isomerism, functional groups in biomolecules, structural biochemistry, classification of carbohydrates, glycoproteins, proteoglycans, lectin-carbohydrate interactions, amino acids, protein structure, types of proteins, keratin and collagen, myoglobin, structure and function of hemoglobin, ligand bindingcooperativity, Bohr effect, protein denaturation, glycosylation, classification of fatty acids, triglycerides, steroids, phospho- and sphingolipids, structure and function of DNA and RNA.
Learning outcomes
The fundamentals of chemistry, particularly those that are closely relevant to biochemistry and the structure of the main biomolecules, will be familiar to students by the end of the course.

Head Professor: Paraskevi Moutsatsou