The course aims to provide an adequate preparation of biochemistry tin order to understand the structure and function of biological molecules and the meaning of the main metabolic events. At the end of this module, students will learn a general knowledge on the molecular basis of life, from the fundamental chemical properties of the substances, the structure and function of macromolecules involved in life, both at the cellular and extracellular level, and the metabolic transformations of biomolecules necessary for the human body function. In addition, the student will understand the meaning of the main metabolic pathways during muscle contraction and in different physiological and pathological contexts, particularly with respect to the skeletal striated muscle and myocardium.
Traditional lectures, with the support of slides and audiovisual tools. At the end of the lecture, ample space is given to the comment on the discussed topics.