Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
|Faculty||Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit||School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2015 (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%)
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