ashraf sawafta
Nature of Work
Assistant Professor
Email Address
[email protected]

ashraf sawafta

Nature of Work
Assistant Professor
Email Address
[email protected]
الكيمياء الحيوية والكيمياء للتمريض - 7104204
Course Title
الكيمياء الحيوية والكيمياء للتمريض
Course Number
Instructor Name
ashraf sawafta
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
Second Semester 2
First Semester 2
First Semester 2
Compulsory / Elective
Course Description

This course explores the roles of essential biological molecules focusing on protein chemistry, while covering lipids and carbohydrates. Enzymes and their kinetics and mechanisms are covered in detail. Metabolic pathways are examined from thermodynamic and regulatory perspectives. This course provides the linkage between the inanimate world of chemistry and the living world of biology

Course Objectives
  1. Illustrate the classification and physiological significance of different types of Biomolecules
  2. List the biochemical properties and physiologic significance of different types of Biomolecules
  3. Clarify the metabolic and regulatory pathways of Biomolecules 
  1. Correlate between clinical features and metabolic disorders
  2. Identify appropriate methods for metabolic disorders
  3. Evaluate different metabolic disorders
  4. Analyze the clinical significance of determination of plasma biomolecules
  5. Discuss the etiology of metabolic disturbance in a given case study report
  6. Differentiate between different techniques of biochemistry and their applications
  7. Criticize research papers in biochemistry


  1. Use the physical and chemical properties of biomolecules in determining their functions and locations
  2. Apply chemical tests to study the properties of biomolecules 
  3. Identify symptoms of different metabolic disorders



Intended learning Outcomes and Competences
  1. General and transferable Skills: 
  1. Establish life-long self-learning required for continuous professional development
  2. Use the sources of biomedical information and communication technology to remain current with advances in knowledge and practice
  3. Retrieve, manage, and manipulate information by all means, including electronic means
  4. Present information clearly in written, electronic and oral forms
  5. Establish effective interpersonal relationship to Communicate ideas and arguments
  6. Work effectively as a member or a leader of an interdisciplinary team
Textbook and References

Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry 7th Edition 2017

Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
Mid term 30%
oral exam and assignments as well as project 20%
Final 50%