This unit is for undergraduates in biomedical science and other life sciences.
Metabolic biochemistry entails the study of intermediary metabolism and the structures involved. This unit is concerned mainly with the metabolic processes involved in the inter-conversion and storage of metabolic energy, the regulation of these processes and the associated molecules. Specifically, the intention of this unit is to: Introduce some of the chemical and physical processes on which life depends; Provide you with an understanding of some of the major biological molecules and their metabolic interrelationships sufficient to pursue further studies in the nutrition, exercise science, physiology and molecular biology of higher organisms; Develop your awareness of the biomedical applications of biochemistry.
|Unit name||Metabolic Biochemistry|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Stephen Myers|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate a sound and broad understanding of the metabolic basis, and co-ordination, of metabolism in humans in both healthy and diseased cells and tissues
- Apply critical thinking skills to complex problem-based learning activities
- Interpret, evaluate and communicate biochemical data from scientific literature and in laboratory-based experimentation in the form of a case study.
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Prerequisites((KRA101 or KRA113) and (KRA102 or KRA114)) or (CXA171 and CXA125) or equivalent
Tutorial – 2 hours (weekly), Practical – 3 hours (6 weeks)
|Assessment||Test (10%)|Test (10%)|Examination (50%)|Case Study (10%)|Metabolic disease review (20%)|
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Although you do not need a textbook to successfully complete CXA261 Metabolic Biochemistry, it will be beneficial to have at least one biochemistry textbook at hand to further develop your understanding of the subject material. In this course, most of the lectures will be derived from the following textbook:
Voet, Fundamentals of Bioschemistry, 5th Edition 2016. ISBN 978-1-118-91840-1.
Any biochemistry textbook will be adequate.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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