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Provides a basic introduction to biochemistry for students in health, exercise & marine sciences, complementing studies in cell biology and chemistry for life sciences. The unit also provides an introduction to metabolic biochemistry and molecular biology. It considers the basic biochemistry of cell metabolism and physiological processes, and discusses the structure and function of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids in biology.

Summary 2021

Unit name Introductory Biochemistry
Unit code CXA125
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Raj Eri

Teaching staff

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



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Teaching Pattern

2-hr weekly lecture (13 weeks), 1-hr weekly tutorial, 2-hr practical (alternate weeks)


Tutorial tests (20%), practical reports (30%), final 3-hr exam (50%)

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