The aim of the course is to comprehensively describe metabolic processes in the human body, from a medical point of view. The main theme of the semester is to elaborate further on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism commenced in Medical Biochemistry I, elaborate on amino acid and nucleotide metabolism, examine more thoroughly intermediary metabolism including the integration of processes throughout the organs and the human body as a whole. Furthermore, this course aims to afford to medical students the skills of being able to interpret complex physiological processes in the human body at a molecular level. During practices they discuss rapidly developing, promising areas of medicine (“tomorrow’s medicine”). The medical biochemical orientation of the course is based on the presentation of molecular bases of diseases that pose serious public health problems (cardiovascular, neurodegenerative, cancer states), with particular emphasis on discussing potential molecular targets of therapy.
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