BCHM220 Introductory Biochemistry II

Updated: 18 January 2019
Credit Points 6
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 online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory 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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.