This course covers disorders of carbohydrate metabolism (pentosuria, diseases of fructose metabolism and glycogen storage diseases), amino acid metabolism (urea cycle disorders, lipid and steroid metabolism (lipoprotein deficiency and hyper-lipoproteinaemia, familial diseases of sterol metabolism), purine, pyrimidine, metals and porphyrin metabolism.
The main objective of this course is:
1. To provide knowledge about the biochemical aspects regarding disorders of carbohydrates , amino acids and their derivatives , and lipids metabolism
2. To familiarize students with knowledge about molecular, biochemical and cellular levels of inborn errors of metabolism, how to screen and the different types of treatment.