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Biochemistry (6530.6)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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This unit provides an introduction to the structure and function of biochemical molecules, intercellular communication, and the flow of genetic information. This unit is co-taught with Biochemistry G, 6480.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Differentiate between major classes of biological molecules;

2. Correlate specific aspects of protein structure with function;

3. Gain an understanding of enzyme catalytic mechanisms;

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the processes and regulation of DNA expression and replication;

5. Develop and awareness of the applications and usefulness of biochemical knowledge; and

6. Perform simple biochemical techniques in the laboratory and to analyse experimental data critically.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Two hour lecture and one three-hour practical per week.


1516 Chemistry 1A and 483 Concepts in Biology OR 1516 Chemistry 1A and 1517 Chemistry 1B).



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