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The general principles of metabolism and metabolic control.
This course aims to communicate the fundamental principles governing the energy generating pathways within the cell. The major emphasis will be on carbohydrate metabolism and mitochondrial electron transport chain. Unlike BCHM221, this course will focus on biochemical systems and the functioning of their individual components.BCHM222 is a prerequisite for several courses in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Biology and, in particular, it leads directly on to BCHM301. Students wishing to major in biochemistry must pass BCHM202, BCHM212, BCHM221, BCHM222, BCHM281 and at least one of BCHM206 and BCHM253. Those who wish to learn more – including material at the frontiers of Biochemical Research – can continue in BCHM301, BCHM381 and BCHM302.BCHM222 runs in semester two. It counts 15 points towards a Bachelor of Science degree and isrequired to major in biochemistry and preferably it is taken in conjunction with other 200-levelbiochemistry, biology and chemistry courses.
As a student in this course, I will develop the ability to: Apply concepts of enzymology to evaluate how the metabolism is coordinated (assessment task: final exam). Evaluate the importance of allosteric regulation for controlling metabolic flux (assessment task: final exam). Compare and contrast the different levels of metabolic regulation in a cell and between different types of cells (assessment task: final exam). Understand the molecular basis of metabolic diseases (assessment tasks: proposal assignment & final exam). Understand the molecular details of energy generation pathways and how they are integrated within metabolism (assessment task final exam). Synthesise primary scientific literature to provide necessary background and context for understanding and interpreting experimental data (assessment task: proposal assignment).Transferable Skills Register:As a student in this course, I will develop the following skills: Writing a research report. This will be important for any career in research or in an NGO, where you will need to write convincing applications for increasingly-limited funding. Synthesising information. In everyday life and in many job situations you will be required to read information from different sources, construct your own understanding and shape your own viewpoint. In lectures and tutorials we will discuss recent research papers in a group environment and this will develop your abilities to identify the essential elements of research outputs - you will then use in proposal and report writing. Analysing data. Important for research, as well as in a number of private-sector organizations. This skill will be further developed when we assist you to analyse data we provide. Writing a report on findings. Clear written communication is essential for most professional careers. We will have tutorials to provide instruction on the elements of successful reports and help you identify these elements with clear marking rubrics.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
BCHM221 or BCHM253 or BIOL253
Students must attend one activity from each section.
FEEDBACKCOURSE SURVEY 2015:This was a well organised course 3.8This course helped to stimulate my interest in the subject 4.2The overall workload in this course was 3.7Provided effective opportunities for active student participation was 4.2I received helpful feedback on my progress 3.5The assessments in this course measured my learning effectively 3.7Overall this was a good quality course 3.8Number of response for survey 14%COURSE SURVEY 2014:Fewer than 5 responses.COURSE SURVEY 2013:Fewer than 5 responses.COURSE SURVEY 2012:This was a well organised course 4.0This course helped to stimulate my interest in the subject 3.9The overall workload in this course was 4.0The level of difficulty in this course was 3.7I received helpful feedback on my progress 3.5The assessments in this course measured my learning effectively 3.9Overall this was a good quality course 4.0Number of response for survey 28%
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Domestic fee $865.00
International fee $3,788.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
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School of Biological Sciences.