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 program ONLY

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
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 and HUBS2206 Cell Biology and Biochemistry or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination
Course Learning Objectives: 1,2,3

Students must satisfactorily pass the final examination in order to be able to pass the course overall
Laboratory ExercisesPractical Reports
Course Learning Objectives: 4,5,6
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: 4,5,6
Presentations - GroupCourse Learning Objectives: 4,6
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 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 HUBS2207