Biochemistry C (Animals) Online Course

Biochemistry C (Animals) Online Course
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

This course is designed for people working or wishing to work in a human or animal health or science related profession, as practitioner, educator or researcher.

In this course we examine a wide range of detailed metabolic processes.  You will learn to explain a range of common biochemical processes including glycolysis and glycogen metabolism, lipid, amino acid and nucleotide metabolism, enzyme activity, sugar and polysaccharide metabolism, electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation and movement across membranes and a range of other processes.  Enrol now to get the most out of this fascinating course.

Course Aims:

  • Explain the interaction between the various biochemical processes within the animal cell.
  • Explain the processes of glycolysis and glycogen metabolism.
  • Understand the transport mechanism of bio-chemicals through animal membranes.
  • Explain the processes of electron transfer and oxidative phosphorylation, and their importance to energy regulation in animals.
  • Explain the metabolism of carbohydrates.
  • Explain the metabolism of lipids
  • Explain the metabolism of amino acids.
  • Explain biochemical nucleotide metabolism
  • Explain enzyme reactions and catalysis in biochemistry.
  • Explain other biochemical processes including biochemical communication through hormones and neurotransmission.


Detailed Course Outline

There are 10 lessons in this course:


  • Sources of energy
  • The digestive process as a source of energy
  • Components of the cell
  • Catabolic and anabolic metabolism
  • Energy exchanges
  • Free energy
  • Enthalpy
  • Entropy
  • Energy transporters
  • ATP
  • Oxidation-reduction process
  • Enzymes

Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism

  • Glucose
  • Glycoysis
  • Activation of glycolysis
  • Metabolism of pyruvate
  • Glycogen
  • Fructose and galactose

Movement through Membranes

  • Membranes
  • Kinetics and mechanisms of movement
  • Mediated and non-mediated transport
  • Passive mediated glucose transport
  • Ion gradient active transport
  • ATP driven active transport
  • Ionophores

Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation

  • The mitochondrion
  • Electron transport
  • Oxidative phosphorylation
  • Citric acid cycle
  • Control of ATP production

Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism

  • Sugars
  • Glycoproteins
  • Biosynthesis of oliogsaccharides and glycoproteins
  • Pentose phosphate pathway

Lipid Metabolism

  • Lipids
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Pancreas and bile acid
  • Transport across the mitochondrial membrane
  • Fatty acid oxidation in the mitochondrion
  • Beta oxidation
  • Unsaturated fatty acid oxidation
  • Ketone bodies
  • Biosynthesis of fatty acids
  • Metabolic control and regulation of fatty acid metabolism
  • Cholesterol synthesis
  • Control of cholesterol biosynthesis and transport
  • Arachidonate metabolism
  • Phospholipid and glycolipid metabolism

Amino Acid Metabolism

  • Amino acids
  • Amino acid metabolism
  • Transamination
  • Synthesis
  • Amino acid catabolism
  • Glucogenic and ketogenic
  • The urea cycle
  • Biosynthetic precursors and the role of amino acids
  • Physiologically active amines
  • Biosynthesis of non-essential amino acids
  • Biosynthesis of essential amino acids
  • Aspartate family
  • Pyruvate family
  • Aromatic family
  • Histidine
  • Major organs
  • Nitrogen fixation


Enzyme Activity

  • Enzymes
  • Enzyme classification
  • Enzyme kinetics
  • Enzyme regulation
  • Induced fit; lock and key mechanism

Other Processes

  • Homeostasis
  • Hormones
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Signalling cascade
  • Receptor binding
  • Nuclear localisation signals

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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