Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Course code HUBS2206Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

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.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component for the Nutrition & Dietetics program ONLY.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of this course students will be able to:
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
ContentThis 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)Components of HUBS2205 Human Molecular Science 20 units
TransitionHUBS2205 Human Molecular Science(20 units) will not be offered from 2011 onwards. Repeating students will have to complete HUBS2206 Human Biochemistry & Cell Biology (10 units) and HUBS2207 Human Metabolic & Nutritional Biochemistry(10 units) from 2011 onwards.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1 & HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid term examination
Course Learning Objectives: 1-4
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination
Course Learning Objectives: 1-5

Students must satisfactorily pass the combined mid term and formal examination in order to be able to pass the course overall.
Laboratory ExercisesPractical Reports
Laboratory Skills
Course Learning Objectives: 6-8
Other: (please specify)Attendance: This course has objectives and assessment that relate to laboratory skills, so it is a requirement that you achieve a satisfactory level of attendance at laboratory sessions.
Students who miss a laboratory session, and have grounds for special circumstances, will be provided alternative arrangements to meet these objectives & complete the assessment.
Course Learning Objective: 7
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics programs.
Compulsory Program ComponentThis course is a Compulsory Program Component for the Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics program ONLY.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS2206