CH2010 - Biological Chemistry
|Student Contribution Band:
General Chemistry revision Acid/base and organic functional group chemistry.
Natural Product Chemistry Extraction, chromatography, analysis, spectroscopy;
terpenes, steroids, alkaloids, lignins. Bio-organic Chemistry Structure and
function of carbohydrates, proteins and DNA; Disperse systems macromolecular
colloids, emulsions. Bio-inorganic Chemistry Coordination complexes. Hemoglobin,
Chlorophyll metalloenzymes. Photosynthesis : Rubisco and the C3 photosynthetic pathway.
Enzymatic Chemistry The function of enzymes, inhibitors, cofactors, coenzymes
and vitamins. Lipids and Membranes Fatty acids, complex lipids, lipid proteins,
steroids, fluid mosaic membrane. Passive/active transport. Bioenergetics Catabolic
and anabolic reactions. The metabolic role of ATP. Fatty acid synthesis. Glucogenesis.
Glycolysis and the citric acid cycle. Electron Transport Oxidative phosphorylation.
Shuttles. DNA Processes Replication, transcription and translation. Recombinant
DNA and PCR. DNA microarrays. Oncogenes, Cancer drugs. Gene regulation. Signal transduction.
- develop an understanding of molecular processes involved in natural product chemistry
- survey of molecular techniques appropriate to working with natural products and biochemicals,
with practical experience in the use of these methods;
- to provide a general framework on the aspects of chemistry/ biochemistry that are
important in the biological sciences.
||(CH1011 AND CH1012) OR (CH1001 AND CH1002)
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.
- 36 hours lectures
- 10 hours tutorials
- 30 hours practicals
- 10 hours - LearnJCU modules.
||end of semester exam (35% - 55%); quizzes or tests (25% - 45%); essays (5% - 15%); marks for practical exercises (15% - 25%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Practical component: students will fail the course if they miss 3 or more practicals
without a valid reason (generally medical certificates will be required).
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