The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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


Content

This 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

Requisite

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.


Assumed knowledge

HUBS2206Human Biochemistry and Cell BiologyThis 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.FHEALFaculty of Health and Medicine671School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy1020005940Semester 1 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1; HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 or equivalent.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 NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Describe the structure and function of cells2Describe the replication and transcription of DNA3Describe the translation of messenger RNA into protein4Describe the structure and function of proteins including enzymes5Explain how cells communicate and respond using signal transduction6Demonstrate how to research topics, seek out information and solve problems in cell biology and biochemistry7Demonstrate practical skills necessary to conduct laboratory-based investigations of cell biology and biochemistry8Analyse, discuss and present laboratory-based data and scientific information written and oral forms of communication 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.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.CallaghanLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for6Weeks0Week 1 will be a laboratory safety induction for students who have not previously completed laboratory courses using the Life Science student laboratories.LectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for12Weeks0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:General Course Requirements:Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.Course Assessment Requirements:Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.Laboratory Skills: satisfactory completion requiredTutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.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 overallIn 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


Assessment items

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.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions.
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Laboratory Skills: satisfactory completion required
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • 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
  • 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

Contact hours

Callaghan

Laboratory

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.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks