wsbim2230  2017-2018  Bruxelles Woluwe

3 credits
30.0 h
Nassogne Marie-Cécile;
Main themes
Genetic basis of inborn errors of metabolism are first reviewed: mutations, patterns of inheritance (autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant, X-linked and mitohondrial transmissions). Next chapters adress the major groups of inborn errors of metabolism : amino-acids, carbohydrates, lipids, purine and pyrimidine, porphyria, neurotransmitters. Peroxisomal, lysosomal and mitochondrial disorders are also described as well as congenital defects of glycosylation.. Each group of diseases are described in relation with the biochemical pathway involved: clinical and biological presentations, physiopathological mechanisms, diagnostic approach, treatment, prognosis and genetic abnormalities. In the last part, inborn errors are reviewed by the way of the study of differential diagnosis of several clinical and biochemical presentations.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Introduction to the knowledge of diseases induced by inborn errors of metabolism

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Evaluation methods
Exam : oral evaluation preceeded by written preparation with notes. 
Other information
Backgrounds : basic knowledge in biochemistry and cellular biology ( baccalaureat in medecine, pharmacy or dentistery).
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Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology

Master [60] in Biomedicine

Bachelor in Medecine

Master [120] in Biomedicine

Advanced Master in Clinical Biology

Master [240] in Medecine