BM1000 - Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
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.
- 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.
||CH1020 or Senior Chemistry
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Margaret Reilly, Dr Lionel Hebbard, Ms Miriam Wankell, Professor Estelle Venter
||Mr Ray Layton, Professor Joseph Holtum, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, Miss Lou Costanzo, Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Helma Antony, Dr Elecia Johnston, Miss Brittany Dewdney, Dr Lionel Hebbard, Ms Miriam Wankell.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 38 hours lectures
- 10 hours tutorials
- 16 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Participate in and complete the assessment tasks in the practical classes. A student
cannot pass this subject unless at least 6 practical sessions have been attended and
passed. Attend the final exam and achieve a score of at least 35%. Achieve an total
aggregate score of 50% or more across all assessment items.
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