Biochemistry

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biochemistry

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biochemistry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 1015MSC Chemistry in Biological Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course aims to provide an understanding of the major biosynthetic (anabolic) and biodegradative (catabolic) pathways in cells and tissues, along with the principal mechanisms used for the integration and regulation of these pathways. This course covers structural and functional aspects of the biochemical generation of energy (inc. enzymology and bioenergetics) as well as the key aspects of carbohydrate metabolism, the oxidation and synthesis of lipids and protein/amino acid metabolism.
     
    Course Aims
    This course will present detail on the structure, function, and metabolism (both biosynthetic/anabolic and biodegradative/catabolic) of the major classes of macromolecules in the human body (including proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids). The central importance of catabolic metabolism for the biochemical generation of energy (inc. enzymology and bioenergetics) will be highlighted. The principal mechanisms used for the integration and regulation of metabolic pathways will also be considered.
     
     
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 demonstrate an understanding of metabolic processes and enzymes
    2 demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of carbohydrates
    3 demonstrate an understanding of carbohydrate metabolism
    4 demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of lipids (fats)
    5 demonstrate an understanding of lipid (fat) metabolism
    6 demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of proteins
    7 demonstrate an understanding of protein metabolism
    8 demonstrate an understanding of the citric acid (tricarboxylic acid) cycle
    9 demonstrate an understanding of the electron transport chain
    10 demonstrate an understanding of oxidative phosphorylation
    11 demonstrate an understanding of the role of hormones in the control of metabolism
    12 demonstrate an ability to apply the above content to the integration and regulation of metabolism
    13 demonstrate practical skills and problem based learning via analysing and evaluating examples of common biochemical homeostatic problems
    14 demonstrate practical skills and problem based learning via effectively communicating biochemical facts in written format

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.