Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
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This unit covers the molecular principles of cellular metabolic regulation, metabolic interrelationship of tissues, molecular events associated with the fed and fasted states, and the generation of metabolic energy by oxidation of macronutrients.
It discusses hormone action and the molecular and cellular basis of diseases, and gives an overview of tissue metabolism.
The autonomic control of energy, exercise and metabolism, and how drugs can modulate these processes will be considered and discussed.
The unit will also cover the molecular mechanism of cell growth, differentiation and death, and introduces the basic principles of developmental biology covering cell fate, pattern formation and tissue morphogenesis during embryonic life.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Exam (3 hours) (55%)
Small group learning sessions (35%)
Online quizzes (10%)
A pass in the final exam must be obtained to pass the unit.
3 lectures per week and 3 hours practical or equivalent.
See also Unit timetable information
Must be enrolled in one of the following:
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degree programs)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Scholar Program)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours
+ Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience