METABOLIC BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY

BCM202

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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, you are introduced to cell biology and cell metabolism, building on the concepts developed in BCM201 (Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). You will 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 exercises illustrate some basic experimental and data analysis skills and reinforce concepts in metabolism and cell biology.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Durand

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX or HUOA and have passed DTN102 or CHM102 and [SCI18 or CHM101] and HBS101

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsBCH2MBC

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Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia, late enrolments are generally not permitted past the published close of application date for the study period. For students not enrolled in the prerequisite courses, you may be able to undertake these subjects with approval of your home course coordinator, please contact ASK La Trobe for assistance. Students are expected to have previously attempted BCM201 - Introduction to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. A good internet connection is required due to the online delivery

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

BCM202 Subject Learning Guide

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorCollege of Science, Health & Engineering

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PublisherAvailable on-line

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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorDavid L Nelson & Michael M Cox

Year2012

Edition/Volume6e or 7e

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

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Use the basic vocabulary of biochemistry and molecular biology to describe the generation of cellular energy in the form of ATP from the oxidation of various fuels, and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts of cellular metabolism, compartmentation, cell signalling pathways and other aspects of cell biology.
02. Apply biochemical and molecular biology techniques, principles and methodologies in addressing research problems.
03. Prepare scientific reports that present coherent, concise and evidence-based explanations to communicate to peers, using a variety of presentation modes.
04. Compute basic mathematical calculations and prepare graphical representations of information, to aid in the interpretation of biochemical data consistent with scientific standards
05. Demonstrate independent learning and research skills by locating, interrogating and evaluating relevant and reliable scientific information.
06. Participate as an effective team member and collaborate on selected learning exercises.

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On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Durand

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 23 - 35
Six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 35 and delivered via online.
Live Synchronous Sessions

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 23 - 35
Five 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 23 to week 35 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous discussion

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

4 x Module Quizzes (each 10% or 400 words equivalent, total 1600 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

5 x Module Exercises (each 8% or 350 words equivalent, total 1750 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Written research assignment (800 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, OUA study period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Durand

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 49 - 0
Six 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 49 - 0
Five 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.
Asynchronous discussion

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

4 x Module Quizzes (each 10% or 400 words equivalent, total 1600 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

5 x Module Exercises (each 8% or 350 words equivalent, total 1750 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Written research assignment (800 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5