Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Faculty||Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit||School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)|
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Alfons Lawen (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)|
This unit covers the biochemical principles of cellular metabolic regulation, metabolic interrelationship of tissues, biochemical events associated with the fed and fasted states, the generation of metabolic energy by oxidation of macronutrients. It discusses hormone action and the biochemical basis of diseases and gives an overview of tissue metabolism. It covers the biochemical mechanism of cell growth, differentiation and death. It gives an introduction to molecular medicine based on the specialised tissue metabolism of blood and brain cells.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
End-of-year-exam (short answer questions only) (55%)
Continuous small group teaching and learning session performance (30%)
Online quizzes (15%)
3 lectures per week and 3 hours practical or equivalent.
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