|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences|
General Chemistry revision Acid/base and organic functional group chemistry. Natural Product Chemistry Extraction, chromatography, analysis, spectroscopy; terpenes, steroids, alkaloids, drug discovery. Bio-organic Chemistry Structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins and DNA; Disperse systems macromolecular colloids, emulsions. Bio-inorganic Chemistry Coordination complexes. Hemoglobin, metalloenzymes. Dental chemistry Enamel : mineralisation / re-mineralisation / fluoride, caries and carbohydrates, salivary proteins. 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.
|Prerequisites:||SENIOR CHEMISTRY OR CH1020 AND SENIOR MATHSB OR MA1020|
|Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coord/Lect:||Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (42%); quizzes or tests (38%); marks for practical exercises (20%).|
|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).|
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