About This Course

In this course, you will be introduced to biochemistry, which is the study of the chemical processes which take place in living cells.

People are sometimes deterred from studying this subject by the thought of the chemistry and physics on which it is based. This course aims to show that it is quite possible to achieve an understanding of some of the fundamental concepts in biochemistry without building on a basis of pure science.

The approach will be practice related, with an emphasis on selected areas of the subject which can help to improve understanding of the provision of care to patients and clients. No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed.


1: The Cell as a Small Business

  • Fit for its purpose
  • Design and manufacture

2: Cellular Machine Tools

  • Blueprints from the nucleus
  • The ribosomes – workstations for protein manufacture
  • Assembling the raw materials
  • Problems in protein manufacture

3: The Cellular Machinery

  • The nature of proteins
  • Enzymes
  • Faulty machinery

4: Importing Raw Materials

  • Food as raw materials
  • Taking apart and rebuilding
  • The route to the factory
  • The factory gates

5: The Power Supply

  • The need for energy
  • The fuel supply
  • Mitochondria – cellular ‘power stations’

6: Packaging and Transport

  • A second look at protein manufacture
  • Packaging and sorting proteins
  • Exporting proteins

7: Quality Control

  • Keeping control of a small business
  • Methods of controlling cellular activity
  • Hormones as external controllers
    Integrating all the cell’s activities



This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies


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