• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Peter Solomon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course BIOL6107
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

Rapid advances in plant and animal biochemistry over recent years have fundamentally changed fields of science ranging from medicine to agriculture and food security. This course will present these recent advances exploring both the specifics and commonalities that exist in biochemistry when comparing mammalian and plant systems. The medical biochemistry stream will cover topics such as cancer metabolism, personalised immunology, molecular mechanisms related to drug development, ion channel function and aspects of translational medicine.  In the plant stream, topics to be covered include plant disease, CO2 fixation, photosynthesis and climate change. Lectures will be presented from experts from both the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Biology. This course offers an excellent opportunity for students to understand how biochemistry impacts everyday life, and expand their knowledge of biochemistry across a platform of diverse and important disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

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

    1. discuss recent advances in plant and mammalian biochemistry;
    2. understand the biochemical evolution of photosynthesis and the specific signalling and biochemical processes involved in plant-pathogen interactions;
    3. have an appreciation of the role that molecules play in a numbers of disease states and the therapies used to combat these disorders;
    4. research and read the literature critically to assimilate views on new findings

      Indicative Assessment

      Assessment will be based on:

      • 60% exam
      • 40 % Assignments/Projects (20% for medical & 20% for plant)

        The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

        Workload

        Three lectures and one tutorial per week.

        Requisite and Incompatibility

        To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed BIOL2171 and CHEM1201. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed BIOL6107.

        Prescribed Texts

        None

        Assumed Knowledge

        BIOL2161

        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 2
        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
        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
        3312 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

        Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions