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BC2014 - Principles of Biochemistry for Pharmacy Students

Credit points: 03
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to Bachelor of Pharmacy students.

This subject is designed to provide pharmacy students 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

  • explain and construct the basic pathways of carbohydrate and lipid catabolism and their role in energy production in living cells;
  • describe the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids found in living organisms;
  • demonstrate adherence to assessment deadlines;
  • desribe the role of enzymes in biochemistry.
To successfully complete this subject it is recommended that students complete BM1000 prior to enrolment.
Prerequisites: CH1001 AND PC1005


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 23-Mar-2017
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Bill Leggat
Lecturers: Dr Lionel Hebbard, Assoc. Professor Bill Leggat, Mr Ray Layton, Professor Joseph Holtum.
Contact hours:
  • 34 hours lectures
  • 9 hours tutorials
  • 28 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (15%); assignments (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.