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The health crisis linked to the spread of Covid 19 and the general confinement measures taken by the Government on March 17, 2020, constitute grounds of force majeure constraining the University to adapt the assessment methods for some of the course units; Information on the new terms of these assessments will be provided to students through the usual information channels by April 27, 2020.

ECTS credits

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Course content

  • Structure of organic molecules (stereochemistry, chirality, conformation). - Structure and function of biomolecules (carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids). - Introduction to metabolism.- Introduction to phramaceutical chemistry.

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

The general aim of the course is to give the students the basics of organic chemistry so that they can understand biological processes at the molecular level. A general overview of structural (bio)organic chemistry and the basic concepts of reactivity in (bio)chemistry are presented.

Teaching methods and learning activities

Interactive course with powerpoint presentation + exercises.

Contribution to the teaching profile

This teaching unit contributes to the following competences

  • Understand the chemical processes whithin and related to living organisms

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

  • Organic chemistry: structure and function, K.P.C. Vollhardt and N.E. Schore (2007 - 5th Edition), Freeman. - Organic Chemistry: a biological approach, J. McMurry (2007), Thomson. - Fundamentals of biochemistry: life at the molecular level, D. Voet, J.G. Voet and C.W. Pratt (2006 - 2nd edition), Wiley. - Biochemistry, J.M. Berg, J.L. Tymoczko and L. Stryer (2007 - 6th Edition), Freeman. - Foundations of Chemical Biology, C.M. Dobson, J.A. Gerrard and A.J. Pratt (2001), Oxford Chemistry Primers, OUP.

Other information


Prof. Kristin Bartik : 02/650 2063; e-mail:; office: P2.2.213.

Teaching assistant : Ir Glenn Grauwels;


Method(s) of evaluation

  • written examination

Written exam

Mark calculation method (including weighting of intermediary marks)

The final grade for this course is the grade of the written exam.

Language(s) of evaluation

  • english