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.
Availability2020 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2020
On successful completion of the 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
This course will cover topics in cell biology and biochemistry including:
- The structure of cells and functional roles of organelles within cells
- The replication and transcription of DNA
- The structure and function of proteins
- Enzyme function and clinical enzymology
- Intracellular signal transduction
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 or Bachelor of Medical Engineering (Honours) programs.
HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1; HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 or equivalent.
In Term Test: Mid Semester test *
Formal Examination: Final Written Exam *
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory reports *
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Skills *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
General Course Requirements:
- Laboratory: There is a compulsory attendance requirement in this course.
- Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.
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
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Laboratory Skills: satisfactory completion required
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks
Week 1 will be a laboratory safety induction for students who have not previously completed laboratory courses using the Life Science student laboratories.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks