BCHM220 Introductory Biochemistry II

Updated: 11 June 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
25 August 2019 27 August 2019 Mandatory The intensive school is mandatory for on campus and online students. Students must attend the Mandatory Workshop during the Intensive School, which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites BCHM210 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions BCHM240 or BCHM250 or BCHM420
Notes None
Combined Units BCHM420 - Introductory Biochemistry II
Coordinator(s) Nick Andronicos (nandroni@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit builds upon the information in Introductory Molecular Biology and Biochemistry I and completes an introductory overview. Major topics covered include lipids - their role in cellular membranes and energy metabolism; amino acids and energy metabolism; mammalian metabolism and its regulation, with particular reference to liver and muscle. The physiology and biochemistry of digestion is also covered.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry

ISBN: 9781319108243
Nelson, D.L. and Cox, M.M., Worth 7th ed. 2017

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 15% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay. This assessment is mandatory and will count towards the final assessment of this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 2 20% 500
Assessment Notes

Mid trimester quiz. This quiz is mandatory and will count towards the final assessment of this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 3 15% 2000
Assessment Notes

Practical Quiz. This assessment is mandatory and will count towards the final assessment of this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

Students must achieve a passing grade in the final examination in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. understand the broad theoretical and technical (laboratory-based) scientific knowledge of fundamental biochemistry, specifically: (a) an understanding of the major aspects of metabolism; (b) the interactions of biochemical reactions in metabolism; (c) key molecules central to the structure and function of cells;
  2. use cognitive, practical technical and communication skills learned via laboratory practical sessions, and essay writing; and
  3. apply biochemical knowledge, cognitive and laboratory skills to demonstrate autonomous thought, judgment and defined responsibility within the dynamics of a biochemical laboratory environment and to interpret and transmit biochemical knowledge to others.