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BC2013 - Principles of Biochemistry

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
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This subject is designed to provide both biomedical and biological scientists with the foundations of biochemistry including the functional components of living cells and the basic metabolic strategies adopted by living cells for the generation of energy and the synthesis of cellular components.

Learning Outcomes

  • the basic pathways of carbohydrate and lipid catabolism and their role in energy production in living cells;
  • the role of enzymes in biochemistry;
  • the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids found in living organisms.
To successfully complete this subject it is recommended that students complete BM1000 and BZ1001 prior to enrolment.
Prerequisites: CH1001 AND CH1002


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, Professor Alan Baxter, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 34 hours lectures
  • 11 hours tutorials
  • 28 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); practicals. to pass this subject, you must achieve at least 50% for the combined total of assignments and quizzes, or tests (35%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.