Courses & Units

Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition CBA260


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 (eg. cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer) and exercise is emphasised. Students should be aware that TCE Year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) is assumed knowledge for this unit.


Unit name Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition
Unit code CBA260
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Louise Roddam
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and apply knowledge of the roles of metabolism and nutrition in health and disease.
  • Discuss and apply knowledge of tools and strategies used to investigate metabolism.
  • Independently collect, analyse and interpret biochemical data.
  • Communicate the metabolic basis of health and disease using biomedical terminology.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



(CZZ101 or KPZ164) AND (CZZ102 or KZA161 or KPA161)

Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching Pattern

Independent Learning 3 hours weekly; Workshop 2 hours fortnightly; Self-directed study 3-4 hours weekly; Practical 3 hours fortnightly 

AssessmentMid-Semester Test (20%)|End of Semester Exam (40%)|Laboratory Worksheets (40%)
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