|Faculty:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine|
Medical Biochemistry 1 has been specifically designed to build on students' knowledge of chemistry as preparation for the more specialised field of biochemistry. The over-arching learning theme is to gain an in-depth knowledge of biomolecular structure and the structure/function relationship of biomolecules. A modern teaching style is applied to accommodate varied learning styles and combines forums, narrated powerpoints, screencasts and group learning sessions. Key learning outcomes are facilitated in a technology-enhanced environment to enhance understanding, including problem-based learning and a molecular modelling assignment. Students will gain a detailed understanding of buffer systems, enzyme kinetics, regulation and mechanisms as well as key intracellular signalling cascades. The subject incorporates biochemical laboratory techniques such as a number of chromatography and spectroscopy techniques.
- Describe the structure of biomolecules and the key chemical concepts that underpin biomolecular structures and relate their function to the important and relevant aspects of their structure.
- Solve and explain biochemical questions relating to the biomolecular structure-function relationship and solve acid-base and enzyme kinetics problems using quantitative methods.
- Locate, use and interpret information and data relating to various chemical topics.
- Explain molecular mechanisms in a number of important cell signalling cascades.
- Critically appraise and apply scientific literature in the medical biochemistry field to the understanding of pharmaceutical action, which fosters innovation in scientific research.
- Communicate effectively using appropriate conventions and language relevant to biochemistry.
- Competently perform advanced biochemical techniques including chromatography, spectrophotometry and electrophoresis.
- Understand key features of biomolecules and intracellular signalling systems which underpin universal health and reduce preventable deaths to ensure healthy lives while promoting well-being for all at all ages.
There are no co-requisites
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
Standard Offering Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022 Semester start: 16/01/2023 Subject start: 16/01/2023 Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023 Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023 Last enrolment: 29/01/2023 Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023 Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023 Teaching census: 10/02/2023
|Withdraw - Financial:||11/02/2023|
|Withdraw - Academic:||04/03/2023|