|Level||Year 1, Semester 1|
|Unit Weighting||Unit Credit Points: 10 credit points
Total Course Credit Points: 320 credit points
|Student Workload||Number of timetabled hours per week: 4
Number of personal study hours per week: 6
Total workload hours per week: 10
|Description||This unit introduces students to biochemistry and histology.
Biochemistry provides students with an understanding of biochemical reactions in the human body. This includes the structures and functions of proteins and enzymes, the bioenergetics and metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, and the metabolism of proteins, amino acids and nucleic acids. It also addresses the role of minerals and vitamins, the function of hormones in extracellular and intracellular communication, the structure of the genetic code, the mechanisms of gene expression and regulation and gene replication and repair.
Histology equips students with the knowledge of basic microscopic anatomy, the structure and function of tissues, glands and membranes, epithelial and muscular tissue, connective tissues, the characteristics of cells and tissues of the circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, reproductive system, and urinary system.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
|Assessment||Weekly Quiz (15%)
Biochemistry Essay (20%)
Group Presentation (20%)
Final Examination (45%)
|Prescribed Texbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Nelson, D. L., & Cox, M. M. (2021). Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (8th ed.). Macmillan Science & Educ. https://www.booktopia.com.au/lehninger-principles-of-biochemistry-8e-david-l-nelson/book/9781319381493.html
Ovalle, W. & Nahirney, P. (2020). Netter’s essential histology (3rd ed.). ELSEVIER. https://www.elsevier.com/books/netters-essential-histology/ovalle/978-0-323-69464-3