METABOLIC BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY

BCM202

2020

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 and [SCI18 or CHM101] and HBS101

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBCH2MBC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Special conditionsThis subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period. Students are expected to have previously attempted BCM201 - Introduction to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

BCM202 Subject Learning Guide

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorCollege of Science, Health & Engineering

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PublisherAvailable on-line

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Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
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 - Leadership and Teamwork

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, 2020, OUA study period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Durand

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 23 - 35
One 1.00 h block mode per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
5 x Module Quizzes (each 8% or 360 words equivalent, total 1600 words) 30 min time limit; one attempt; randomised; auto-gradedN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
4 x Module Exercises (each 10% or 400 words equivalent, total 1600 words) 3 practical exercises and 1 research exercise related to module concepts. Exercises are provided with a worksheet and experiment/inquiry questions based on independent observation and study.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Written research assignment (800 words) Individual research/writing exercise on an inherited metabolic disorder affecting a metabolic pathway covered in this subject-topic to be self-selected from a collection of diseases known to be fully elucidated and well resourced in the scientific literature. Instructor-graded, using a marking rubric with feedback provided.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

On-Line, 2020, OUA study period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Durand

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 49 - 0
One 1.00 h block mode per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 49 to week 0 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
5 x Module Quizzes (each 8% or 360 words equivalent, total 1600 words) 30 min time limit; one attempt; randomised; auto-gradedN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
4 x Module Exercises (each 10% or 400 words equivalent, total 1600 words) 3 practical exercises and 1 research exercise related to module concepts. Exercises are provided with a worksheet and experiment/inquiry questions based on independent observation and study.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Written research assignment (800 words) Individual research/writing exercise on an inherited metabolic disorder affecting a metabolic pathway covered in this subject-topic to be self-selected from a collection of diseases known to be fully elucidated and well resourced in the scientific literature. Instructor-graded, using a marking rubric with feedback provided.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5