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.
Availability2017 Course Timetables2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2017
- Semester 2 - 2018
On successful completion of the 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
This course will cover topics in metabolic biochemistry including:
- The delivery of nutrients.
- The function of nutrients in cells
- The metabolism of nutrients into energy for use by the human body
- The variation in energy metabolism between tissues
- The role of nutrients in disease pathology
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) programs.
HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1, HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 and HUBS2206 Cell Biology and Biochemistry or equivalent
In Term Test: Mid Semester Exam *
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory reports
Formal Examination: Written Final Examination *
* 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: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - This course has objectives and assessments relating to laboratory skills, so it is a requirement that you achieve a satisfactory level of attendance at laboratory sessions.
Course Assessment Requirements:
- 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
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 26 hour(s) per Term Full Term
2hrs per week for 12 weeks and in term examinations.