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Gold Coast
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Lismore
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Unit description

Provides an overview of general biochemistry to enable students to understand the role of chemical reactions in biological systems. Covers basic biochemical organisation and processes of the body, bioenergetics, selected metabolic pathways, and methods of separation and characterisation of molecules of biological interest.

Unit content

  1. Proteins, enzymes, co-enzymes and enzymatic reactions
  2. Carbohydrate structure, function and metabolism
  3. Carbohydrate metabolism continued
  4. Lipid structure, function and metabolism
  5. Protein structure, function and metabolism
  6. Integrated metabolic pathways

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1recognise the role of enzymes and co-enzymes in carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism
2recognise structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins as linked to their biochemical pathways
3examine metabolism and regulation of integrated biochemical pathways
4perform experiments, interpret data and explain the link between theory and the experimental process.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. recognise the role of enzymes and co-enzymes in carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism
  2. recognise structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins as linked to their biochemical pathways
  3. examine metabolism and regulation of integrated biochemical pathways
  4. perform experiments, interpret data and explain the link between theory and the experimental process.

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Portfolio60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Laboratory 3 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Portfolio40%
Portfolio60%
Notice

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