CBA221 gives pharmacy students an understanding of the following core areas of biochemistry and molecular biology: (a) structure and function of important biological macromolecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins; (b) structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids; (c) the integration and control of metabolism, by hormonal and other means; (d) nutrition - role of macro- and micro-nutrients in health and disease, food composition, dietary guidelines; (e) human molecular biology in health and disease; (f) biochemistry of cancer. Relevance to human health and disease is emphasised.
|Unit name||Biochemistry A (Pharmacy)|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Stephen Richards|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- describe key areas of metabolism, nutrition and basic molecular biology.
- describe the control of metabolism in normal physiological states.
- discuss the roles of alterations in metabolism, nutrition and basic molecular biological pathways in the pathogenesis of selected major diseases.
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PrerequisitesKRA114 OR KRA113 AND CZZ102 OR CZZ101
3 x 1-hr lectures weekly; 1-hr tutorial weekly
|Assessment||Written End of Semester Exam (60%)|Practical Worksheet (10%)|Internal Tests (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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