School Of Science And Health

MetabolismWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300848.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300220 - Biochemistry 2; 300548 - Human Metabolism & Disease

Incompatible Units
300227 - General Biochemistry

300936 Functional Proteins and Genes

About this Unit
Organisms degrade food molecules to generate energy and converts excess food molecules into internal fuel stores. This unit will cover topics including: bioenergetics; the structures of key molecules; glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, glycogen synthesis and breakdown; fatty acid oxidation and synthesis; amino acid catabolism; urea synthesis; citric acid cycle; electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation. Emphasis will be on the regulation and integration of these pathways, including their responses to hormonal regulation. The effects of altered dietary and hormonal status on metabolic pathways and their consequences for the organism will be discussed.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Safety glasses, Lab coat, enclosed footwear and Laboratory Notebook

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