2023-2024 / VETE0005-2

Biochemistry of Domestic Animals II


36h Th, 10h Mon. WS

Number of credits

 Bachelor in veterinary medicine4 crédits 


Stéphane Schurmans

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Intermediary metabolism of proteins, polysaccharides, lipids and nucleic acids is described, as well as their intrinsic and extrinsic regulations. Metabolism adaptations are also studied at the tissue and organism level. A specific chapter deals with the metabolism of the ruminants.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the programme, the students will understand how the metabolism of the organism and the different tissues works. Thus, the students will be ready to understand pathological and clinical Biochemistry/Biology as well as Nutrition courses which are presented in masters.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Biochemistry I, bloc 2, FMV, ULg.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Five seminars are organized to help students to understand the theory and resolve problems in relation with the theory. They are mandatory (see below under "evaluation"), except for students who must present a second time the course and the evaluation, and who were present at all 5 seminars the year before. However, for these specific students, it is still possible to follow the seminars a second time if they write an email to S. Schurmans at the beginning of the quadrimestre (February).

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

The courses and the seminars take place during the second semester. The time schedules of courses and seminars are available at the Students' Office and on the website of the faculty.The theoretical course and the seminars take place only in person in an audience, in normal time.

Recommended or required readings

The notes are available on eCampus on the web site of the University. The reference book is the "Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry, Fifth edition", edited in 2008, by David L. Nelson Michael M. Cox, Publisher: W.H. Freeman. This book is available at the library of the faculty and in the Department of Biochemistry.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

oral exam

Additional information:

The evaluation at the first and second sessions (May and August) is organized as a 90 min written examination: open questions with short answer as well as true/false propositions covering all courses and seminars.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. Stéphane Schurmans Email: sschurmans@uliege.be

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