METABOLIC BIOCHEMISTRY

BIO2MBC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces the structure and function of the basic classes of biological molecules, rate equations of catalysis, enzyme kinetics and allosteric control. Students will study the pathways by which various biological molecules are degraded within the cell to release energy, or synthesised from smaller molecules. Emphasis is on the integration and regulation of the pathways. The practical course will consolidate basic biochemical techniques and formal report writing.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO1CO or CHE2PHC or CHE2MCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConcepts in biochemistryPrescribedBoyer, R 20022ND EDITION, (ISBN 0-534-38006-9) BROOKS COLE PUBLISHING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Given a particular biological molecule, identify the chemical structure important to biological function.

Activities:
Taught in lectures, tutorials and practical classes. Assessrd in written practical reports and examinations.

02. Illustrate how enzymes are able to facilitate metabolic reactions, and how they are regulated.

Activities:
Taught in lectures and practical classes. Assessed in written practical reports and examinations.

03. Compare the various pathways for metabolising carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, their location, function and regulation.

Activities:
Taught in lectures and practical classes. Assessed in written practical reports and examinations.

04. Demonstrate critical analysis of data by presenting experimental data in the form of a written report, indicating uncertainties and limitations in the design and conduct of laboratory experiments.

Activities:
Taught in practical classes Assessed in written practical reports.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination (2 hour)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Laboratory reports (x 8) (1500 words equivalent total)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid semester test (1 hour)20 01, 02, 03

Malaysia, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination (2 hour)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Laboratory reports (x 8) (1500 words equivalent total)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid semester test (1 hour)20 01, 02, 03

Malaysia, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Six 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination (2 hour)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Laboratory reports (x 8) (1500 words equivalent total)40 01, 02, 03, 04
Mid semester test (1 hour)20 01, 02, 03