Biological 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:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||Currently unavailable|
Students will study the way that humans use metabolic fuels and the regulation of metabolic pathways so that growth and homeostasis is maintained. Human nutrition and the response of the body to exercise, trauma and ageing will be examined in clinical case studies.
BMED71-204 - Chemical Systems (or equivalent) & BMED71-205 - Biological Chemistry (or equivalent)
At the end of this semester, students will be: Familiar with the major catabolic pathways that lead to the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and aminoacids. Able to explain how the body synthesises ATP via the process of oxidative phosphorylation. Able to give an overview of the pathways of glycogen synthesis and breakdown and explain how thesepathways are reciprocally regulated. Familiar with the major anabolic pathways of fat and amino acid synthesis. Able to describe how nucleotides are synthesised and broken down. Able to describe the major metabolic adaptations that occur in response to a meal, fasting, diabetes,exercise and trauma. Be able to plan an experiment, carry out an analysis and interpret results of experiments. Have developed skills in critical thinking and scientific reasoning.