UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

BIOC4003 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face2018
Content This unit will consider the structure and function relationship of proteins, including, but not limited to, how protein structure is determined, how they are modified, interact and form signalling and metabolic networks in cells. Organelle biogenesis and metabolism will also be a focus as will genome content and evolution. Outcomes of the postgenomics age will be explored through genomic, proteomic and metabolomic technologies and the information gained from them.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand and have an appreciation for the relationship between protein structure and function; (2) describe the metabolic functions and biogenesis of organelles; (3) understand and describe how proteins are modified and interact to form metabolic and signalling networks; (4) understand and describe how protein structure is determined; and (5) understand and describe how proteins are modified and interact to form metabolic and signalling networks.
Assessment 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 rules
Prerequisites: Enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology or the Master of Biomedical Science
Contact hours lectures: 3 x 45 minutes per week; tutorials: 1 x 2 hour per fortnight

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