INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BCH2IBM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are concerned with the function of biological systems at the molecular level. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are central to most studies in biology and life sciences and directly related to biomedical research and biotechnology. In this subject, students are introduced to gene structure and function, DNA replication, transcription and translation; techniques in molecular biology; bioenergetics; and protein structure and function. The practical work includes hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques (including PCR, analysis of recombinant DNA and techniques in expression of proteins in heterologous hosts), spectrophotometric methods and enzyme kinetics. This subject lays the foundation for the study of Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology (BCH2MBC).

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Tsatsaronis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites One of (BIO1OF, BIO1MGC, HBS1HBA or BIO1CO) and one of (CHE1CHF, CHE1GEN or CHE1C1A) and one of (CHE1APL, CHE1C1B or DTN1CFC) OR Must be admitted in to LWLBM (Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedicine)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBCM201 OR AGR2BAA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavid L Nelson & Michael M Cox

Year2016

Edition/Volume7e

PublisherW.H. FREEMAN & COMPANY, NEW YORK

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BCH2IBM Subject Manual

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

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WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply the basic vocabulary of biochemistry and molecular biology to describe the structures and functions of biological macromolecules.
02. Apply biochemical and molecular biology techniques, principles and methodologies to address research problems.
03. Write scientific reports that present coherent evidence-based explanations to communicate to peers.
04. Employ laboratory practice to acceptable standards in terms of safety, professional conduct and keeping accurate records of experimental data.
05. Compute basic mathematical calculations and prepare graphic representations to aid the interpretation of biochemical data consistent with scientific standards.
06. Demonstrate independent learning and research skills by locating, interrogating and evaluating relevant scientific information.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonan O'Toole

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
End of semester examination - 2 hr (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1
Three workshop activities (100-words equivalent each, 300-words equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO6
Mid-semester test (45 min) (750- words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1
Prac work worksheet x 6 (20%) & lab performance and quality of results (5%) (900-words equiv total)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Research assignment (500-words written exercise)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
End of semester examination - 2 hr (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1
Three workshop activities (100-words equivalent each, 300-words equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO6
Mid-semester test (45 min) (750- words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1
Prac work worksheet x 6 (20%) & lab performance and quality of results (5%) (900-words equiv total)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Research assignment (500-words written exercise)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size350

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Tsatsaronis

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
End of semester examination - 2 hr (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1
Three workshop activities (100-words equivalent each, 300-words equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO6
Mid-semester test (45 min) (750- words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1
Prac work worksheet x 6 (20%) & lab performance and quality of results (5%) (900-words equiv total)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Research assignment (500-words written exercise)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Summer, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Tsatsaronis

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 45 - 0
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 45 - 0
Two 1.00 d unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 45 - 0
One 1.00 d workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
End of semester examination - 2 hr (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1
Three workshop activities (100-words equivalent each, 300-words equivalent total)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO6
Mid-semester test (45 min) (750- words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1
Prac work worksheet x 6 (20%) & lab performance and quality of results (5%) (900-words equiv total)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Research assignment (500-words written exercise)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO6