Biochemistry

Biochemistry as a progressive discipline belongs to the next century.

Bachelor's degree programme, full-time study mode, single-subject, Czech, 3 years 
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The standard Bachelor’s degree programme in Biochemistry is designed for students who intend to continue directly with a Master’s degree programme. The programme provides a general education in biochemistry, which is necessary for further studies. However, students receive basic knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology as well. The goal of this study programme is to provide undergraduates with a theoretical basis in all chemistry and biological disciplines, especially with the goal of preparing them for the follow-up Master's degree programme in Biochemistry.

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After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • design and carry out experiments in basic biochemistry disciplines
  • apply modern biochemical methods to solve problems in basic biochemistry disciplines
  • apply their basic mathematical and statistical skills to the evaluation of the performed experiments
  • elaborate the results of their experiments in professional publications – protocols, theses, articles, etc.
  • apply their language skills, especially in the English language, to the study of the literature and the result evaluation to the above mentioned forms
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It is assumed that most of graduates of the general study programme will continue with one of the consecutive Master's study programmes, especially in Biochemistry, Analytical Biochemistry, Biomolecular Chemistry or Genomics and Proteomics.

Graduates can work as qualified help in research and development. They can work in chemical, food, agriculture and pharmaceutical laboratories specializing in biotechnology and research.

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The standard duration of Bachelor’s studies is six semesters. To be admitted to the final state examination, students must obtain a total of 180 ECTS credits for required, selective and elective courses. Compulsory joint courses comprising mathematical, physical, chemical and biological disciplines and the selective courses chosen by students according to their interest and intended professional specialization (including credits for Bachelor’s seminars and writing a Bachelor’s thesis) make up 142 credits in total. The remaining 38 credits can be obtained for elective courses offered in the study plan of a given study programme or for other courses offered by any other study programme.

For all students there is an obligation to pass an exam in English for Specific Purposes at the B1 level according to CEFR and complete at least one course in physical education.

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Studies are duly completed by a final state examination which consists of two separately rated parts. The first part of the state examination is the defence of a Bachelor’s thesis, the second part is a written exam in biochemistry, general and physical chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and biology. The exam tests the student's basic knowledge of these chemical and biological disciplines.

More information about graduation requirements can be found on the department's website: http://orion.sci.muni.cz/student.htm (the page is only in Czech).

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Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Biochemistry can continue their studies in related Master’s biochemistry programmes - Biochemistry, Analytical Biochemistry, Biomolecular Chemistry, Genomics and Proteomics, and also Laboratory Analyst – a Specialist in Laboratory Techniques. Its graduates are directly authorized to join paramedical professions - become qualified specialists in clinical laboratories of different hospital types (in accordance with national legislation, law No.96/2004 Sb., § 26).

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Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Biochemistry
Abbreviation: BCHM
Code: 1406R002
Type: Bachelor's degree programme
Degree: Bc.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: B1406 B-BCH Biochemistry
Faculty of Science
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Science
Field guarantor:
doc. Ing. Martin Mandl, CSc.