• 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
    • AsPr Peter Solomon
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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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

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

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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. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed BIOL6107.

    Prescribed Texts

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

    BIOL2161

    Majors

    Specialisations

    Fees

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    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
    2015 $3096
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2015 $4146
    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
    2669 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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