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Biochemistry G (6480.5)

Level: Graduate 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 introduces basic concepts relating to the structure and function of biochemical molecules. It also provides an integrated approach to understanding intercellular communication. Aspects of molecular biology are included as well as training in laboratory techniques, data analysis and presentation of biochemical data.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Be able to differentiate between major classes of biological molecules on the basis of structure and function;

2. Correlate specific aspects of protein structure with function;

3. Describe enzyme catalytic mechanisms;

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

5. Perform simple biochemical techniques in the laboratory;

6. Demonstrate the applications of biochemical knowledge analyse experimental data critically; and

7. Critically evaluate a topical issue relevant to nutritional biochemistry.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to three one-hour lectures and one four-hour laboratory/tutorial class a week.


Chemistry 1AG. Graduate entry and permission of the course and unit conveners.



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