Biochemistry has its roots in biology, chemistry and physics and draws strong impulses from medicine. Using chemical and molecular biological methods, she researches the life processes in organisms, examines the chemical and physico-chemical processes in cells and analyzes their control and organization. The focus is on signal transduction, metabolism, protein functions including enzymology as well as molecular genetics and genetic engineering. Biochemical research results are of particular importance for molecular medicine, biotechnology and bioprocess engineering.
The mono bachelor's degree includes the core subject with the subjects chemistry, mathematics and physics, biology and biochemistry and the general vocational preparation study area.
The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) comprises the theory of science and bioethics, professional practice, an internship and the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender and diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications, in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted. Aims, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in a separate ABV study and examination regulations.
At the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent development of a scientific problem from the field of biochemistry (Bachelor thesis).
The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.
Subject area mathematics and physics
|module||Fundamentals of mathematics for chemistry|
|module||Physics for chemistry and biochemistry|
Subject area chemistry
|module||General and Inorganic Chemistry|
|module||General and inorganic chemistry internship for the subject of biochemistry|
|module||Basics of organic chemistry|
|module||Basics of physical chemistry|
|module||Practical course in organic and physical chemistry|
|module||Reaction Mechanisms in Organic Chemistry|
|module||Physical chemistry for biochemistry|
Subject area biology
|module||Genetics and cell biology for the subject biochemistry|
|module||Botany and microbiology for the subject of biochemistry|
|module||Internship in genetics and microbiology for the subject biochemistry|
Subject area biochemistry
|module||Basics of biochemistry|
|module||Metabolism and Regulation|
|module||Recognition, transport and modification of proteins|
|module||Methods of biochemistry|
|module||Practical course in basic biochemistry techniques|
|module||Practical course on nucleic acids, proteins and enzyme kinetics|
|module||Internship lipids and carbohydrates|
Elective area (depending on the scope, one or two modules must be chosen)
|Advanced course in mathematics for chemistry, electrochemistry,
basics of radiochemistry, introduction to macromolecular chemistry,
molecular dynamics, scientific measurement data acquisition and processing, organic synthesis chemistry and synthesis planning, quantum theory of atoms and molecules, environmental chemistry: air, water, soil; Neurobiology and Behavior for the Subject Biochemistry, Ecology for the Subject Biochemistry, Zoology and Evolution for the Subject Biochemistry, Current Topics in Biochemistry, Special Aspects of Biochemistry and / or Special Methods in Biochemistry
Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course.
After completing their studies, biochemists can work in research and teaching at universities, research institutes and in the field of appraisers and patents. In addition, there are often employment relationships in industry, for example in biotechnology, in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, in the food industry. Further employment opportunities arise after further qualification in the field of theoretical services (e.g. in advising companies, in the patent system or in the journalistic field).
A qualifying master’s degree and, as a rule, a doctorate are prerequisites for managerial positions or employment in research and teaching.
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