Biochemistry A Online Course

Biochemistry A (Introduction) (Animal) Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Introductory Online Biochemistry Course

Biochemistry is an integral part of all human and animals health studies.

Study with highly qualified and experienced tutors the basis of life while studying in your own home.

This online biochemistry course will lead you through the fundamentals of chemistry including atomic structure, the periodic table, molecules, nomenclature, organic chemistry and more before investigating common organic compounds such as carbohydrates, lipids and more.

Lessons cover: introduction to biochemistry, lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, thermo regulation, carbohydrate metabolism, absorption, acidity, alkalinity, chemical analysis, and industry applications.

Prior Knowledge

Some secondary school chemistry will be helpful though it is not essential.

What you will do:

  • Identify characteristics of common chemical compounds important in animal and human biochemistry.
  • Explain the characteristics of major biochemical groups, including carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.
  • Explain the characteristics of chemicals which control biological processes in animals and humans, including enzymes and hormones.
  • Explain the role of nucleic acids in the biology of animals and humans.
  • Explain the role of thermo-regulation in animals and humans.
  • Explain the role of carbohydrate metabolism in animals and humans.
  • Identify the characteristics of acidity and alkalinity in relation to animals and humans.
  • Develop simple chemical analysis skills relevant to testing animals. Identify applications and uses for biochemical processes and products.

Detailed Course Outline

There are 10 lessons in this course:

Introduction To Biochemistry

  • Basics; atoms, chemical bonds, molecules
  • The Periodic Table
  • Parts of a Molecule
  • Common chemical groups
  • Using these groups
  • Arrangement of atoms in a molecule
  • Chemical Nomenclature
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Aromaticity
  • Organisms and Organic Compounds
  • Biochemical Processes in the cell

Lipids and Proteins

  • Carbohydrates; types
  • Hydrolysis
  • Carbohydrate Function
  • Lipids
  • Fatty Acids
  • Triglycerides
  • Phospholipids
  • Terminology
  • Commercially useful fats and lipids
  • Proteins
  • Functional Categorisation of Proteins
  • Proteins in the human diet

Enzymes and Hormones

  • Classification of hormones
  • Endocrine Glands
  • Enzyme activation
  • Enzyme deactivation
  • Digestion
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Digestive Hormones
  • Enzyme PBL Project

Nucleic Acids

  • Scope
  • Nucleotide Structure
  • RNA
  • DNA
  • ATP
  • ADP


  • Raising temperature
  • Lowering Temperature
  • Effect of Temperature on Enzymes
  • Sweat Glands
  • Energy Production
  • Individual BMR
  • Fever

Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • Glycogenesis
  • Glycogenolysis
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Carbohydrate Oxidation
  • Glycolysis Citric Acid Cycle
  • Anaerobic Respiration
  • Carbohydrate Storage
  • Absorption of Carbohydrates
  • Carbohydrates in Mammals
  • Comparing Energy Pathways
  • The Urea Cycle


  • Digestion
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Chemical Digestion
  • Absorption
  • Peristalsis
  • Gastric, Pancreatic and Intestinal Juices

Acidity and Alkalinity

  • What is pH
  • Measuring pH
  • Buffers
  • Animal Acid Base Balance
  • Acidosis and Alkalosis
  • Mammalian Buffer Systems
  • Role of Renal System in Acid Base Balance

Chemical Analysis

  • Biochemical Testing
  • Concentration testing
  • Moles and Molarity
  • Chromatography
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Analysis of Biomolecules
  • DNA Composition
  • RNA Composition
  • Protein Composition
  • Titration

Biochemical Applications

  • Environmental and Agricultural Testing
  • Medical Science
  • Poisons/Toxins
  • Cell Structure

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor(s)

    Our science courses are taught by a range of different tutors depending on the area of expertise.  We have specialised tutors in environmental science, animal (veterinary) science, human nutrition and health science and so on.  At enrollment you will be assigned your tutor who is an expert in that field.  You will receive a welcome email from them within 1 - 2 days of enrollment so you will be able to contact them as soon as you need to.

    Some subjects such as biochemistry are an integral part of many sciences including animal (veterinary science), human health science and many parts of environmental science.  We have many experienced tutors who are qualified to teach introductory biochemistry.  Depending upon your particular interest in biochemistry we will assign a tutor in the appropriate field at enrollment.

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