Human Metabolic and Nutritional Biochemistry

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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

Content

This 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

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in HUBS2207.

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 Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) programs.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1, HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 and HUBS2206 Cell Biology and Biochemistry or equivalent

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Mid Semester Exam *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory reports

Formal Examination: Group oral presentation *

* 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
  • Formal Examination: 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 4 Weeks

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 28 hour(s) per Term Full Term

3 hours per week for 4 weeks and 4 hours per week for 4 weeks