Expands on the understanding of biochemistry obtained in CXA261 Metabolic Biochemistry, concentrated at a molecular level. The unit is a comprehensive study of regulation of cellular metabolism and signalling along with a detailed study of the molecular mechanisms of genetic replication, transcription and translation. The student is also introduced to molecular biology techniques and terminology.
|Unit name||Cell and Molecular Biochemistry|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Stephen Myers|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain the molecular basis, and co-ordination of cell biology processes in healthy cells and tissues, and contrast to diseased states.
- Conduct, interpret and critically evaluate molecular and biochemical data from laboratory-based experimentation and online bioinformatics analysis.
- Interpret, critically evaluate, and communicate biochemical data from the scientific literature.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Practical – 3 hours (weekly), Tutorial – 1 hour (weekly)
|Assessment||Mid-semester closed-book theory exam (20%)|Final Theory Exam (50%)|Group Written Laboratory Report. (20%)|Case Study (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Although you do not need a textbook to successfully complete CXA315 Cell and Molecular Biochemistry, it will be beneficial to have at least one molecular biology 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:
Any other molecular biology textbook
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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