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TV1102 - Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Veterinary Science and Agriculture

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Tropical Agricultural Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

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

  • examine different methods of cell to cell communication;
  • introduction to the dynamic aspects of metabolism, how cells acquire energy from their environment and utilise it in anabolism and motility;
  • introduction to the fundamental aspects of defence mechanisms found in living organisms;
  • understand microbes and how they function and communicate with other organisms;
  • understand basic cell structures and the molecules that constitute these structures.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate IT tools;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning processes and products;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Inadmissible
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Combinations:
BM1000

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

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.