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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Stephen Richards|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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.
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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
Online (asynchronous) content 3 hours weekly; Practical 3 hours fortnightly; Workshop 2 hours fortnightly
|Assessment||End of Semester Exam (40%)|Tests (20%)|Practical Review Sheet (30%)|Laboratory Worksheets (10%)|
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