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BTH2752

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Jenny Mosse (Gippsland); Dr Ton So Ha (Sunway)

Synopsis

The unit begins with a general overview of metabolism and bioenergetics. This is followed by a comprehensive survey of cellular metabolism including: the generation of energy from major dietary components: carbohydrate, protein and lipid; the biosynthesis of carbohydrates, lipids and nucleotides; and amino acid metabolism. A study of photosynthesis illustrates the linkage between electron transport systems and biosyntheses. The integration and control of cellular biochemistry and the role of hormones in metabolic regulation is emphasised.

Objectives

On the completion of this unit students should understand the mechanisms involved in the storage and processing of metabolic fuels and the control of metabolic reaction sequences; the specialised metabolic role of various tissues; the integration and regulation of metabolic processes. Students should demonstrate advanced laboratory skills, in particular data collection/interpretation and report writing.

Assessment

Assignment work: 20%
Practical work: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Jenny Mosse

Contact hours

Three hours of lectures per week and 36 hours laboratory classes per semester

Prerequisites

CHM1011 and one of BIO1022 or BIO1722

Prohibitions

BCH2022