METABOLIC BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY

BCH2MBC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Biochemistry is a field of science that describes the molecules and interactions that underlie biological systems and life itself. This field is central to most studies in biology and life sciences and is leveraged in biomedical research and the biotechnology industry. 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). Students study the mechanism by which enzymes promote sequences of chemical reactions; concepts of bioenergetics and thermodynamics; the different and interconnected metabolic pathways that oxidise macronutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids and proteins into ATP, the energy currency of cells; and how cells dynamically adapt their metabolic utilisation to generate biomolecules for their function. Understanding these concepts in metabolic biochemistry will be consolidated throughout the semester in tutorials focused on appreciating how metabolism has profound consequences to cellular and organism function, and often disease. Laboratory techniques commonly utilized in biochemistry including enzyme kinetics and metabolism assays, will be introduced through practical activities. 

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatrina Binger

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR2BAA OR BCM202

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents are also expected to have previously attempted (but not necessarily to have passed) BCH2IBM.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

BCH2MBC Subject Manual

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AuthorDepartment of Biochemistry and Genetics

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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavid L Nelson & Michael M Cox

Year2017

Edition/Volume7th Ed

PublisherW.H. FREEMAN & COMPANY, NEW YORK

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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

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe fundamental concepts in protein function and metabolic biochemistry which underlie cellular life.
02. Apply biochemical and molecular biology techniques, principles and methodologies in a laboratory setting.
03. Develop and deliver a coherent and informed oral presentation on biochemical concepts.
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 effective communication , interrogating, evaluating and presenting relevant scientific information.
07. Interpret experimental data to solve laboratory and authentic biochemistry problems.

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSebastien Desbois

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line (equivalent to 1.5hr per week)

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination - 1 hr (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO7

Three workshop activities (200- words equivalent each, 600 - words equivalent total)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO7

Research assignment (750 - words equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO6

Practical worksheets worth 25% (1000 - words equivalent total) 

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Oral presentation (prepared & delivered in groups; 850 -words equivalent)

N/AN/AGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Type: Directed Learning Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line (equivalent to 1.5hr per week.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination - 1 hr (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO7

Three workshop activities (200- words equivalent each, 600 - words equivalent total)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO7

Research assignment (750 - words equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO6

Practical worksheets worth 25% (1000 - words equivalent total) 

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Oral presentation (prepared & delivered in groups; 850 -words equivalent)

N/AN/AGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size350

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatrina Binger

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination - 1 hr (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO7

Three workshop activities (200- words equivalent each, 600 - words equivalent total)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO7

Research assignment (750 - words equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO6

Practical worksheets worth 25% (1000 - words equivalent total) 

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Oral presentation (prepared & delivered in groups; 850 -words equivalent)

N/AN/AGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 4 - 15
Six 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 4 - 15
Twenty four 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 4 - 15
Six 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination - 1 hr (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO7

Three workshop activities (200- words equivalent each, 600 - words equivalent total)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO7

Research assignment (750 - words equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO6

Practical worksheets worth 25% (1000 - words equivalent total) 

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Oral presentation (prepared & delivered in groups; 850 -words equivalent)

N/AN/AGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 21 - 31
Six 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 21 - 31
Six 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination - 1 hr (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO7

Three workshop activities (200- words equivalent each, 600 - words equivalent total)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO7

Research assignment (750 - words equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO6

Practical worksheets worth 25% (1000 - words equivalent total) 

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Oral presentation (prepared & delivered in groups; 850 -words equivalent)

N/AN/AGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 37 - 47
Six 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 47
Twenty four 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 37 - 47
Six 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination - 1 hr (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO7

Three workshop activities (200- words equivalent each, 600 - words equivalent total)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO7

Research assignment (750 - words equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO6

Practical worksheets worth 25% (1000 - words equivalent total) 

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Oral presentation (prepared & delivered in groups; 850 -words equivalent)

N/AN/AGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 3, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 37 - 47
Six 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 37 - 47
Twenty four 1.00 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 37 - 47
Six 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Final examination - 1 hr (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO7

Three workshop activities (200- words equivalent each, 600 - words equivalent total)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO7

Research assignment (750 - words equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO6

Practical worksheets worth 25% (1000 - words equivalent total) 

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO7

Oral presentation (prepared & delivered in groups; 850 -words equivalent)

N/AN/AGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO3