METABOLIC BIOCHEMISTRY

BIO2MBC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces the structure and function of the basic classes of biological molecules, rate equations of catalysis, enzyme kinetics and allosteric control. Students study the pathways by which various biological molecules are degraded within the cell to release energy, or synthesised from smaller molecules. Emphasis is on the integration and regulation of the pathways. The practical component of the course will consolidate basic biochemical techniques and formal report writing.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCHE2MCA OR CHE2PHC OR BIO1CO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Concepts in biochemistry

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBoyer, R

Year2002

Edition/Volume2ND EDITION

PublisherBROOKS COLE PUBLISHING

ISBN0-534-38006-9

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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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify the chemical structure of biological molecules important to biological function.
02. Illustrate how enzymes are able to facilitate metabolic reactions, and how they are regulated.
03. Compare the various pathways for metabolising carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, their location, function and regulation.
04. Critically analyse data indicating uncertainties and limitations in the design and conduct of laboratory experiments.

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