Develops an understanding of the biochemical pathways central to the breakdown and synthesis of carbohydrates and lipids and the production of energy within cells. Introduces metabolic regulation by hormones and exercise and consideration of changes associated with chronic metabolic diseases.
- Molecular structure and role of selected carbohydrates and lipids
- Metabolism of carbohydrates
- Metabolism of lipids
- Pathology and pathophysiology of diabetes
- Pathology and pathophysiology of chronic conditions associated with dyslipidaemia
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||discriminate between healthy and pathological metabolic responses to changes in blood glucose level||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||outline the major pathways in carbohydrate metabolism and responses to fluctuations in intracellular environments||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||identify metabolically significant lipids and their major metabolic pathways||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||compare the effect of different exercise conditions on lipid and carbohydrate metabolism||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||describe the pathology and pathophysiology of dyslipidaemias, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, overweight and obesity, sleep apnoea and polycystic ovarian syndrome||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||interpret and explain data associated with metabolic dysfunction and the potential effects of exercise in these conditions||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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