- Code BIOL2171
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Medical Science
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.
Honours pathway option (HPO)
Entry to this option will be subject to approval by the course convener and is based on academic merit. Students who take this option will participate in problem-based learning groups during semester
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 metabolism of nutrients in the human body.
2. Understand the 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. Analyse and evaluate experimental data.
Assessment will be based on:
- Tutorial tests - short answer questions covering lecture material (30%; LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Practical class reports (20%; 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
Marks Basic Medical Biochemistry, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th Ed.
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