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TV1102 - Cell Biology and Biochemistry for Veterinary Science and Agriculture

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
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 basic principles of cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and immunology. The biochemical processes involved in agricultural plant productivity and animal metabolism are covered from an energy perspective. The importance of microbes in biotechnology and disease is highlighted in addition to the importance of mechanisms of resistance to infectious diseases in both agriculturally-important plants and domesticated animals.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 the basic relationship between structure and function of biological molecules;
  • understand the basic principles in molecular biology and genetics.

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
Subject
Combinations:
BM1000

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
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%).

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>.
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.