Human Metabolic and Nutritional Biochemistry

Course code HUBS2207Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

By building upon the knowledge of the structure and function of cells developed in HUBS2206, this course provides students with knowledge and understanding of the delivery and function of cellular nutrients and metabolism in the human body. It involves integrated learning between the areas of Biochemistry and Nutrition. 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 and Nutrition and Dieteics (Honours) programs.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain how nutrients are delivered to the body
2. Describe the function of various nutrients including how they are metabolised to form energy used by the human body
3. Describe how energy metabolism varies between tissues
4. Describe how nutrients are important in disease pathology
5. Demonstrate how to research topics, seek out information and solve problems in metabolic and nutritional biochemistry
6. Demonstrate practical skills necessary to conduct laboratory-based investigations of metabolic and nutritional biochemistry
7. Analyse, discuss and present laboratory-based data and scientific information in written and oral forms of communication
ContentThis course will cover topics in metabolic biochemistry including:
1. The delivery of nutrients.
2. The function of nutrients in cells
3. The metabolism of nutrients into energy for use by the human body
4. The variation in energy metabolism between tissues
5. The role of nutrients in disease pathology
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 and HUBS2206 Cell Biology and Biochemistry or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid term examination
Course Learning Objectives 1-3
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination
Course Learning Objectives: 1-4

Compulsory Course Component: In order to demonstrate that a student has fulfilled course objectives relating to the understanding of the material expounded during lectures and laboratories, students must satisfactorily pass the combined mid-term and final examination in order to pass the course overall. On achieving a passing grade, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the compulsory course component. Students will have feedback on their performance from in term assessment and will have had opportunities for remediation so students who fail to satisfy the compulsory course component will be awarded a zero mark and a FF grade, irrespective of their final numeric mark.
Laboratory ExercisesPractical Reports
Course Learning Objectives: 5-7
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 adverse circumstances, will be provided alternative arrangements to meet these objectives and complete the assessment.
Course Learning Objectives: 5-7
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentIn order to demonstrate that a student has fulfilled course objectives relating to the understanding of the material expounded during lectures and laboratories, students must
1. satisfactorily pass the combined mid-term and final examination in order to pass the course overall and
2. achieve a satisfactory level of attendance at laboratory sessions.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics or Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) programs.
Compulsory Program ComponentThis course is a Compulsory Program Component for the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics and Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) program
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS2207