School Of Science And Health

Functional Proteins and GenesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300936.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300219 - Biochemistry 1, 300555 - Proteins and Genes

300816 Cell Biology AND 300803 Essential Chemistry 2

About this Unit
Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life. By understanding the structure and roles of biological macromolecules found in cells students will develop the concept of self assembly of these molecules to form life. Topics include the structure of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and how they function in the lipid and aqueous environments of the cell. Basic metabolism is introduced with an overview of the major pathways in cells, mechanisms of regulation, and an introduction into important cofactors and intermediatory molecules. These concepts will be reinforced through practical classes that teach critical skills in experimental design, analysis and interpretation.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Student must have closed-in shoes, lab coat, safety glasses and laboratory note book.

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