Applied Science BTEC Nationals/Biochemical Techniques


On completion of this unit a learner should:

1. Be able to investigate properties of water and biological molecules in living organisms
2. Understand the structure of proteins
3. Be able to investigate the factors that affect the activities of enzymes in biological systems
4. Know the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.


Edexcel recommend the following resources.


Alberts B et alEssential Cell Biology (Garland Science, 2003) ISBN 0815334818

Boyle M and Senior K — Biology (Collins Advanced Science Series) (Collins Educational, 2002) ISBN 0007136005

Hames D and Hooper N — Instant Notes in Biochemistry (Instant Notes Series) (Bios Scientific Publishers, 2005) ISBN 0415367786

Purves W K — Life: The Science of Biology Volume 1 The Cell and Heredity (WH Freeman & Co Ltd, 2001) ISBN 0716738732

Salway J G — Metabolism at a Glance, 3rd Edition (Blackwell Publishing, 2003) ISBN 1405107162