Provides students with a broad introduction to metabolic and nutritional aspects of biochemistry, and laboratory techniques in biochemical analysis of tissues and enzymes. Major topics include structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates and lipids; the integration and control of metabolism, by hormonal and other means in health and disease; roles of selected nutrients in health and disease. The role of metabolism in major human diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer) is emphasised.
Students should be aware that TCE Year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) is assumed knowledge for this unit.
|Unit name||Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Stephen Richards|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- discuss the roles of metabolism and nutrition in health and disease
- investigate metabolism using a variety of tools and strategies
- independently collect, analyse and interpret biochemical data.
- apply understanding of metabolism to the analysis of nutritional advice
- communicate the metabolic basis of health and disease using biomedical terminology.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Prerequisites(CZZ101 or KPZ164) AND (CZZ102 or KZA161 or KPA161)
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CBA250
3 x 1hr lectures, 3hrs lab fortnightly; tutorials 1-hr weekly
|Assessment||End of Semester Exam (60%)|In Semester Tests (25%)|Practical Worksheets (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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