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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 3035

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
160281

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To further develop knowledge of biochemical processes in health and the changes that occur in disease.

Course content

Disorders of water and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, renal function, liver function. Carbohydrate metabolism in health and disease including metabolic syndrome. Calcium and phosphate metabolism. Plasma proteins, lipoproteins, lipoproteinemia. Regulation of hormone production, normal and abnormal actions of thyroid, adrenal and islet hormones.

Textbook(s)

Tymoczko, J.L., Berg, J.M. and Stryer, L., Biochemistry, A short course, Current Edition, WH Freeman

Bishop, M.L., Fody, E.P. and Schoeff, L.E., Clinical Chemistrey-Techniques, Principles, Correlations, Current Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 2014 Biochemistry
BIOL 2035 Physiology

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks

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
Test - 25% 1 hour
Assignment 1000 words 25% -
Examination - 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Course Coordinators

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

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