METABOLIC BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY
Credit points: 15
Biochemistry is concerned with the function of biological systems at the molecular level. It is central to most studies in biology and life sciences and is directly related to biomedical research and biotechnology. In this subject, students are introduced to cell biology and cell metabolism, building on the concepts developed in Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCH2IBM) in semester 1. Students study the generation of energy in cells through the oxidation of carbohydrates and lipids; the formation of ATP, the energy currency of cells; lipids, cellular membranes and compartmentation; and the signalling processes that co-ordinate and regulate cellular activity. The practical work reinforces basic experimental skills and includes exercises on metabolism and cell biology.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorSteve Jones
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites BIO1OF/HBS1HBA and CHE1GEN/CHE1CHF/CHE1BAS and CHE1APL/DIE1FFU/DTN1FFU and have passed or attempted one of the following subjects with a minimum grade of 30% BCH2IBM/BCH2BMA/BCH21BMA/BCH21PEM
Incompatible subjects BCH2BMB, BCH22BMB, BCH22RGE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||BCH2MBC Manual||Recommended||FSTE||AVAILABLE THROUGH LA TROBE UNIVERSITY BOOKSHOP|
|Readings||Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (2012, 6th edition)||Recommended||David L Nelson & Michael M Cox||W.H. FREEMAN & COMPANY, NEW YORK|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size400
Enrolment information Access to laboratory space and availability of demonstrators Students for whom BCH2MBC is a core subject will be given first priority. If the quota is exceeded, students will be selected on the basis of their WAM scores in Year 1.
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Jones
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(equivalent to 1.5hr per week)"
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One of the three 1-hr 'lectures' each week will be either (i) a 1-hr 'lectorial' or large-scale tutorial (one per fortnight, equivalent to 0.5 hr per week) or (ii) a 1-hr 'prac techniques' session (one per fortnight, equivalent to 0.5 hr per week)"
|End of semester examination (2 hr)||40|
|Lectorial quizzes (x 5)||10|
|Mid-semester examination (45 min)||15|
|Practical work: worksheet or brief prac report x 6 (20%), laboratory performance mark (5%)||25|
|Research assignment (10 min oral presentation, prepared & delivered in pairs)||10|