The prerequisites consist of the chemistry knowledge needed to pass the test for admission to the degree in Medicine and Surgery.
The course aims to provide students of 1st year of Medicine of the basic knowledge of General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry indispensable for the understanding of biological phenomena and to start the study of biochemistry.
General educational objectives are:
describe the fundamental laws of matter at the atomic and molecular level, and its transformations;
know the official nomenclature of organic chemicals and inorganic;
know, be able to interpret and apply the laws that govern the chemical balance and speed of reactions, both in the gas phase or in solution, with particular insights on acid-base reactions;
develop knowledge chemist with an adequate standard of a modern curriculum of medical studies;
provide a key to understanding the molecular structures and biological phenomena;
illustrate the methodological analysis of clinical chemistry;
allow connections with clinical disciplines.
The course contains topics that relate to: the description of the structure of the atom and its properties by introducing useful knowledge to represent atoms and molecules and to describe the chemical reactions; the understanding of the reactivity of the molecules; the reactions of inorganic compounds with particular attention to the balance acid-base.
They also will address the structural and chemical properties of organic compounds.
For the part of Biochemical Propedeutic: carbohydrates; lipids; protein; vitamins; coenzymes.
Bettelheim, Brown, Campbell, Farrell – Chimica e Propedeutica Biochimica, EdiSES
Denniston, Topping, Caret - Chimica Generale, Chimica Organica, Propedeutica Biochimica, McGraw-Hill
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