BCHM240 Biochemistry and Microbiology for Rural Science

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
29 August 2019 31 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 BIOL110 and (CHEM100 or CHEM110 or CHEM120) or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Roger Hegarty (roger.hegarty@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit introduces students to agriculturally-relevant biochemistry and microbiology. Topics covered include the central dogma of molecular biology, soil and plant microbiology, photosynthetic and metabolic plant biochemistry and energy and synthetic metabolism in livestock species. Microbiological and biochemical techniques will also be considered.

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 scientific knowledge of agricultural biochemistry and microbiology, specifically: (a) major principles governing biochemical reactions; (b) major aspects of plant and animal metabolism and microbiology; (c) the inter-dependent relationship of microbes, plants and production animals and (d) the composition of livestock products;
  2. conduct scientific literature research and laboratory-based investigations to effectively synthesize and communicate biochemical and microbiological scientific concepts; and
  3. apply biochemical and microbiological knowledge, cognitive and laboratory skills to demonstrate autonomous thought, judgement and defined responsibility within the dynamics of a biochemical/microbiological laboratory environment and to interpret and transmit biochemical knowledge to others.