Courses & Units

Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition CBA260

Introduction

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.

Summary

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 Stephen Richards
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

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

Key

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

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

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CBA250

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online (asynchronous) content 3 hours weekly; Practical 3 hours fortnightly; Workshop 2 hours fortnightly

AssessmentEnd of Semester Exam (40%)|Tests (20%)|Practical Review Sheet (30%)|Laboratory Worksheets (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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