Modüle Code Number

BES  636

Number of ECTS Credits


Hours / Week (T P C)

3 0 3

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Type of Course

(Compulsory / Elective)


Pre requisites / Recommended


Module Contents

Chemical Elements, Cell Structure, Determinants of Free-Energy Change, ATP, the Energy Currency of Cells, Proteins, Carbohydrates and Lipids, Nucleic Acids and Gene Expression.

Aims and Objectives of the module

Introduces readers to biochemistry basics on metabolism, proteins, nucleic acids and gene expression, and carbohydrates and lipids.

Explore neural control of movement and muscle contraction.

Details exercise metabolism and carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism in exercise; compounds of high phosphoryl transfer potential; effects of exercise on gene expression; and integration of exercise metabolism.

To give knowledge the iron status, metabolites, and enzymes and hormones. Simple biochemical tests are provided to assess an athlete’s health and performance.

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Textbook /

Recommended readings

Vassilis Mougios, PhD, Exercise Biochemistry, Human Kinetics, Canada.