Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Description

This course provides students with knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the cells with an emphasis on molecular aspects. It involves integrated learning between the areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Practical sessions develop core skills that prepare students for a career in laboratory-based research in the biomedical sciences.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the structure and function of cells

2. Describe the replication and transcription of DNA

3. Describe the translation of messenger RNA into protein

4. Describe the structure and function of proteins including enzymes

5. Explain how cells communicate and respond using signal transduction

6. Demonstrate how to research topics, seek out information and solve problems in cell biology and biochemistry

7. Demonstrate practical skills necessary to conduct laboratory-based investigations of cell biology and biochemistry

8. Analyse, discuss and present laboratory-based data and scientific information written and oral forms of communication

Content

This course will cover topics in cell biology and biochemistry including:

  1. The structure of cells and functional roles of organelles within cells
  2. The replication and transcription of DNA
  3. The structure and function of proteins
  4. Enzyme function and clinical enzymology
  5. Intracellular signal transduction

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in HUBS2206.

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) or Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) programs.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1 & HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 or equivalent.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Mid Semester test *

Formal Examination: Final Written Exam *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory reports

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • In Term Test: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must satisfactorily pass the combined mid term and final examination in order to be able to pass the course overall

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 5 Weeks

A 2 hour laboratory safety induction and skills session will be timetabled in week 1 for students who have not previously completed laboratory courses using the Life Science student laboratories.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

A 2 hour laboratory safety induction and skills session will be timetabled in week 1 for students who have not previously completed laboratory courses using the Life Science student laboratories.