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BM1000 - Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology

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

Learning Outcomes

  • examine different methods of cell to cell communication;
  • introduce students to the dynamic aspects of metabolism, how cells acquire energy from their environment and utilise it in anabolism and motility;
  • introduce students to the fundamental aspects of defence mechanisms found in living organisms;
  • provide students with a basic understanding of microbes and how they function and communicate with other organisms;
  • provide students with an understanding of the basic cell structures and the molecules that constitute these structures.
Prerequisites: CH1020 or Senior Chemistry
CH2010 TV1102


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, <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%).

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