• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Marco Casarotto
    • Dr Peter Solomon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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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 animal and plant systems. The animal stream will cover topics such as cancer metabolism and the metabolism of foreign agents (xenobiotics), molecular mechanisms related to drug development and 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 Medial 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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

  1. discuss recent advances in plant and animal biochemistry;
  2. understand the biochemical evolution of photosynthesis and the specific signalling and metabolic 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

 

  • Tutorial assessment (20%; LO 1, 2, 3)
  • Essay (20%; LO 1, 4 and 2 or 3)
  • Final Exam (60%; LO 1, 2, 3) 

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Workload

3 lectures and one tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BIOL2171 and CHEM1201

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $1926
2005 $2298
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2004 $3450
2005 $3450
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4444 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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