An Introduction to Biochemistry

12 modules


Course Length
4 hours

ORA Prep



Course Synopsis

Biochemistry is, in essence, the study of life. It looks at the chemical processes that take place within living organisms and which are essential for life, offering us a fascinating insight into how our bodies function on a molecular level. Such processes include the actions of DNA, the burning of carbohydrates to power our muscles, or the carrying of oxygen by haemoglobin. Although a relatively young science, biochemistry is rapidly becoming one of the most popular scientific fields for study, and is an extremely exciting subject to pursue at university level and beyond.

Throughout this course we will immerse ourselves in the sub-cellular world, exploring a range of molecules and their interactions within the body in order to understand the processes that are integral for life. We will look in detail at the structure of molecules and how this determines their function within living cells, exploring such essential molecules as DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. The understanding gained from this tutorial will stand you in good stead for any undergraduate application and will help you to start thinking about some of the major issues within this broad and stimulating subject.

What's Included?

This courses consists of 4 X interactive lectures - audio recordings with accompanying presentation material - each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once you've chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away.

How Does it Work?

The course is broken down into tutorials, which is an interactive presentation accompanied by an audio lecture that takes around 1 hour to complete. Each tutorial is broken down into its major topics, chapters, which are navigated via tabs at the top of the screen. This ensures that course content is broken down into bitesized educational units that are easy to digest, and also means that content is easily navigable at the pace of the student.

Why Take this Course?

This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying biochemistry, medicine, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods.


  • To understand the fundamental areas of study of Biochemistry
  • To gain an insight into molecular structures and processes within the body
  • To understand how biochemical processes are regulated


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate ORA Prep Certificate

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Tutorial 1: The Stuff of Life
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Tutorial 2: Proteins
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Tutorial 3: Nucleic Acids, Metabolic Pathways, & Networks
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Tutorial 4: Lipids and Carbohydrates
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Added 3 months ago, by Anonymous
loved it
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Added 4 months ago, by Anonymous
Good Course. Detailed and very insightful
Added 4 months ago, by Anonymous
Good course
Added 4 months ago, by Anonymous
I'd really recommend the course as a great way of finding out if this is an area you would like to study in more depth at university.
Added 5 months ago, by Livia
I can recommend, it is really interesting, and it is difficult for beginners.
Added 5 months ago, by Begüm
This is a highly informing course. I have enjoyed it greatly and found bouth the subject and the way it was transfered fascinating.
Added 5 months ago, by Iryna
A great course, thank you. Very useful
Added 6 months ago, by Anonymous
I loved the course!

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