BIOC4002 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit considers fundamental aspects of biochemistry and molecular biology including recombinant DNA technology; the synthesis of RNA (transcription) and proteins (translation) and how these processes are controlled at the molecular level. A focus is also on understanding the roles that proteins play in a cell, as well as their structure. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of enzymes and the major metabolic pathways they catalyse. The contribution of organelles to eukaryotic cell function is also discussed.
- Students are able to (1) describe the major techniques and uses of recombinant DNA technology; (2) describe the processes of transcription and translation and how they are controlled; (3) identify and describe the roles of proteins and how they relate to their structural characteristics; (4) describe the steps in major metabolic pathways and the enzymes catalysing them; and (5) identify organelles and describe their contribution to the metabolism of eukaryotic cells.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes consisting of multiple-choice and/or short answer questions; (2) worksheets; and (3) attendance and participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Paul Attwood (1st Semester) and Professor Alice Vrielink (2nd Semester)
- Unit rules
- enrolment in Master of Biomedical Science
Master of Biotechnology
- Contact hours
- 6 x 2 hr Practical Classes over the course of a semester.
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.