School Of Science And Health

Biochemistry for NaturopathyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400493.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This module applies a basic knowledge of chemistry and physiology to understanding physiological processes at a chemical level and relates this to Naturopathic principles. Students learn how carbohydrates, proteins and lipids are metabolised, the fundamentals of cellular respiration, the principles of enzyme action and the basics of heredity. They also learn the biochemical processes peculiar to specific organs, including the liver, the brain and the kidneys, with a view to increasing their understanding of the importance of diet, lifestyle, and naturopathic treatment in a wholistic treatment context. The module provides students with the skills to perform simple biochemical tests, and to interpret blood and pathology test results as an important adjunct in the assessment of a client’s health status.

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