- Code BIOL6171
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
This course covers the metabolism of the major nutrients, carbohydrates, fats and amino acids. The lectures discuss the metabolism of these nutrients for the generation of energy and the generation of building blocks. Finally an integrated view of metabolism is discussed in particular with respect to the feeding-starving cycle.
Embedded are lectures that introduce principles of protein structure, enzyme function and regulation, and principles of energy metabolism.
Students will participate in a problem–based learning module that covers aspects of biochemistry and nutrition through primary research articles.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately.
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 InformationThe Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email email@example.com to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Assessment will be based on:
- Problem-based learning module (15%; LO 1, 3, 4, 5)
- Tutorial tests - short answer questions
covering lecture material (15%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Practical class reports (20%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Final exam covering the complete course material including practical classes (50%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
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WorkloadTwo lectures per week, six tutorials and four laboratory sessions of four hours each.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Marks Basic Medical Biochemistry, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th Ed.
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