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BM1000 - Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Mixed mode offerings only available to Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) students.

Introduction to the foundational principles of biochemistry including molecular aspects of cell structure and function, the major molecular components of living systems, their synthesis and interconversion. This is addressed principally from a mammalian perspective. Introduction to the microbial world including highlights in the structure of cells and their functioning which have significant implications for biotechnology, disease processes and the control of organisms. Mechanisms of resistance to infectious diseases in animals and plants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the acquisition of fundamental scientific knowledge of; cellular structures, cellular reproduction and genetics; cellular metabolism, transport and motility; microbial function and communication; innate and adaptive immune system function and its role in infection and disease;
  • Further develop and demonstrate basic laboratory skills in the manipulation and analysis of cells and biomolecules;
  • Collect, record, interpret and draw conclusions from scientific data;
  • Generate data and statistics from experimental procedures. Analyse scientific evidence and have the ability to draw logical conclusions;
  • Work both independently and cooperatively within an undergraduate university environment.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (30%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Participate in and complete at least 7 of the 8 practical classes. Students must obtain at least 50% in the practical assessment component. Complete all three quizzes. Quiz 1 is weighted 0%, but is still a compulsory hurdle assessment. Attend the final exam and achieve a score of at least 50%. Achieve a total aggregate score of 50% or more across all assessment items

Prerequisites: CH1020 or Senior Chemistry
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CH2010 TV1102

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Townsville campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Session
  • 12 hours workshops
  • 12 hours - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Cairns campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Session
  • 12 hours workshops
  • 12 hours - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Compulsory weekly face-to-face attendance at the Mackay campus. Compulsory residential attendance is required at the Townsville campus during lecture recess.)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours tutorials - Guided Learning Session
  • 12 hours workshops
  • 12 hours - Residential
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.