Medical Chemistry 2
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, School of Health Sciences|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
|Subject Enquiries:||Health Sciences & Medicine|
Telephone: +61 7 5595 4400
|Study Abroad availability:||Not currently available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||January 2013 [ Standard ]|
In this subject, students will extend the knowledge they acquired in Medical Chemistry 1 to investigate the bioenergetics basis of human metabolism through an examination of the major catabolic and anabolic pathways including: glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, ?-oxidation, fatty acid synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, amino acid metabolism and fatty acid metabolism.
Students will also use this acquired knowledge to examine how metabolism changes in the fed and fasted state and the body's response to exercise and trauma. The subject will also enhance student's laboratory skills.
Student must have successfully completed BMED11-203 - Cell Biology & BMED11-205 Medical Chemistry 1 or equivalent
At the end of this subject, the student should be:
1. Familiar with the major catabolic pathways that lead to the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and amino acids.
2. Understand the bioenergetic basis of human metabolism
3. Able to explain how the body synthesises ATP via the process of oxidative phosphorylation.
4. Able to give an overview of the pathways of glycogen synthesis and breakdown and explain how these pathways are regulated.
5. Familiar with the major anabolic pathways of fat and amino acid synthesis.
6. Able to describe how nucleotides are synthesised and broken down.
7. Able to describe the major metabolic adaptations that occur in response to a meal, fasting, diabetes, exercise and trauma.
8. Able to conduct laboratory based experiments as well as the analysis and interpretation of the results of these experiments.
9. Have developed skills in critical thinking and scientific reasoning.