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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Biochemistry: Metabolism & Nutrition
Unit code CBA260
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Dr Stephen Richards

Teaching staff

Unit Coordinator and the staff of Biochemistry

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1hr lectures, 3hrs lab fortnightly; tutorials 1-hr weekly


Practical Worksheets 15%; In semester tests 25%; 2 hour written end of semester Exam, 60%.

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