• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Medical Science
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Stefan Broer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course BIOL6171
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course covers the metabolism of the major nutrients, carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. The lectures discuss the metabolism of these nutrients for the generation of energy and the generation of building blocks. Finally an integrated view of metabolism is discussed in particular with respect to the feeding-starving cycle.

Embedded are lectures that introduce principles of protein structure, enzyme function and regulation, and principles of energy metabolism.

Honours pathway option (HPO)

Entry to this option will be subject to approval by the course convener and is based on academic merit. Students who take this option will participate in problem-based learning groups during semester

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Describe the major metabolic pathways involved in the metabolism of nutrients in the human body.
2. Understand the principles of biochemical methods and be able to use them with appropriate instruction.
3. Understand the basis of reactivity of biologically relevant molecules and their interactions.
4. Analyse and evaluate experimental data.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Tutorial tests - short answer questions covering lecture material (30%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Practical class reports (20%; 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Final exam covering the complete course material including practical classes (50%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)

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Workload

Two lectures per week, six tutorials and four laboratory sessions of four hours each.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed BIOL1004 and CHEM1201. You cannot take this course if you have completed BIOL6171.

Prescribed Texts

Marks Basic Medical Biochemistry, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th Ed.

Majors

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4092
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5454
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2419 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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