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BC2014 - Principles of Biochemistry for Pharmacy Students

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular 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

  • the basic pathways of carbohydrate and lipid catabolism and their role in energy production in living cells;
  • the role of enzymes in biochemistry;
  • the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids found in living organisms.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments.
To successfully complete this subject it is recommended that students complete BM1000 prior to enrolment.
Prerequisites: CH1001 AND PC1005


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 34 hours lectures
  • 11 hours tutorials
  • 18 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.