• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Chemistry, Biology
  • Specialisation code BCHM-SPEC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Biochemistry Specialisation

Corequisite major: Biology or Chemistry


Biochemistry is a scientific discipline that combines biological and chemical concepts and methods. It is focused on the understanding of molecules that are relevant to biological processes. These can be small molecules that form part of metabolic pathways, chemical compounds that bind to biological molecules and macromolecules such as DNA, RNA and proteins. Biochemistry as a discipline investigates the structure and function of these molecules either in isolation or in a cellular context. Biochemists generate and modify molecules to understand their function and design molecules with novel properties.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BIOL2171 Biochemistry and Nutrition 6
CHEM2208 Chemical Biology 2 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
BIOL3107 Advances in Medical and Plant Biochemistry OR 6
BIOL3208 Biology Research Project OR 6
BIOL3209 Biology Research Project OR 12
CHEM3201 Synthetic Aspects of Medicinal Chemistry OR 6
CHEM3204 Structural Methods in Chemical Biology OR 6
CHEM3207 Current Topics in Chemical Biology OR 6
CHEM3060 Research Project in Chemistry 6
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