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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010921

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To provide students with a knowledge of the biochemical basis of biological systems.

Course content

Amino acids, proteins; structure, biosynthesis, degradation of nucleotides; structure of DNA and chromatin. DNA, RNA and protein synthesis, effects of inhibitors; control of gene expression: enzyme properties and kinetics; coenzymes. Energy currency in cells and high energy bonds; citric acid cycle, electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation; carbohydrate metabolism; amino acid metabolism, urea cycle; fatty acid synthesis and catabolism; cholesterol synthesis, lipoproteins, signal transduction; control of metabolic pathways, utilisation of biological fuels; enzyme determinations.

Textbook(s)

Tymocko, J.L, Berg, J.M. and Stryer, L. 2013, Biochemistry, A short course, 2nd Edition, W.H Freeman

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
CHEM 1006 Chemistry 100
CHEM 1007 Chemistry 101
Group 2
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
CHEM 1013 Chemistry in Life 100
CHEM 1014 Chemistry in Life 101

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Practical 4 hours x 3 weeks
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Lecture 39 hours x -
Practical 12 hours x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Quiz 1 - 15% 1 hour
Quiz 2 - 15% 1 hour
Practical Report Ongoing 15% -
Examination - 55% 3 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Quiz 1 - 15% 1 hour
Quiz 2 - 15% 1 hour
Practical Report Ongoing 15% -
Examination - 55% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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