• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Stefan Broer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    See Future Offerings

Course Description: This course covers the metabolism of the major nutrients: 

  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Amino acids

Introductory lectures are focused on:

  • Protein structure
  • Enzyme function
  • Regulation
  • Principles of energy metabolism.  

In the second half, lectures focus on:

  • Metabolism of macronutrients is discussed at tissue, cellular and molecular level.

Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately.

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. Describe the major metabolic pathways involved in the degradation of nutrients in the human body
2. Understand 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. Critically analyse and evaluate experimental data
5. Critique biochemical methods and use library research to evaluate research data

Other Information

The Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Two library projects - students investigate methods to analyse biomolecules (15% each; LO 1, 3, 4, 5) 
  • Five practical class reports (8% each; LO 1, 2, 3, 4) 
  • Final exam covering the complete course material including practical classes (30%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)

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Workload

Twenty-eight lectures (2-3 per week), six tutorials and five laboratory sessions of four hours each.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed BIOL2171.

You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Campbell, M.K & Farrell, S.O. 2006. Biochemistry. Brooks/Cole.

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:
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
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
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
2578 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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