Introduces basic chemical and biochemical concepts focused on providing students with an understanding of the molecular basis of physiological processes. The unit covers the basics of carbohydrate, amino acid and lipid metabolism and the effects of exercise on the regulation of these metabolic pathways via hormones, enzymes and gene expression.
- Introduction to atomic and molecular structure and chemical properties and bonding
- Overview of functional groups in organic chemistry, the properties of water and acid/base equilibria
- Amino acids, protein structure, and functions
- Enzymes, coenzymes, cofactors
- The Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) cycle in response to exercise
- Structure, function and metabolism of carbohydrates and response to exercise
- Structure, functions and metabolism of lipids and response to exercise
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||outline fundamental chemical and biochemical concepts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the physical and chemical characteristics of major classes of biological molecules||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||summarise the core metabolic pathways||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||explain the regulation of the core metabolic pathways in response to exercise||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||analyse findings from laboratory experimental data||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Mougios, V, 2006, Exercise Biochemistry, Human Kinetics, Illinois, USA. ISBN: 13:9780736056380.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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