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This unit is for undergraduates in biomedical science and other life sciences.


The unit provides an in-depth study of the biochemistry of metabolic fuels with an emphasis on carbohydrates & lipids, associated metabolic reactions, pathways, enzymes and metabolic regulation.

Summary 2020

Unit name Metabolic Biochemistry
Unit code CXA261
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Dr Stephen Myers

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



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((KRA101 or KRA113) and (KRA102 or KRA114)) or (CXA171 and CXA125) or equivalent.


Teaching Pattern

Two-hour lecture (13 weeks); Two-hour tutorial (13 weeks); Three-hour practical class (6 weeks).


Two written exams consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions (10% each); one group written metabolic assignment (20%); one laboratory book (10%); Final theory exam (50%).

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