|Semester 1, 2023 Online|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||28 May 2023|
Course Coordinator: Sarah Myer
This course further develops the approaches, concepts and knowledge imparted in BIO2119 Biochemistry of Nutrition by exploring the biochemical basis of human disease particularly the roles of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates.
This course, set within a context of human health, focuses on advanced study of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins in health and disease, including topics such as cell membrane structure and functions, obesity, disorders of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, and nucleotide metabolism in the context of health and disease. Current and future treatments that target biochemical pathways as well as the ethics of diagnosing and treating human diseases based on dysregulated biochemical pathways will be explored.
Course learning outcomes
On completion of this course students will be able to:
- explain the impact of normal and disordered amino acid and nucleotide metabolism in human health and disease;
- describe the nature and impacts of disorders in lipid and carbohydrate metabolism such as aberrant lipid transport and obesity;
- employ literature retrieval and judgement skills to explore ethical issues in diagnosing and treating human diseases.
|1.||Lipids and carbohydrates in health and disease, including topics such as cell membrane structure and functions, obesity and disorders of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism and transport.||40.00|
|2.||Normal and disordered amino acid and nucleotide, including topics such as impacts of disorders of various amino acids, as well as disorders of serum protein metabolism.||40.00|
|3.||Ethical issues in diagnosing and treating biochemical disorders||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|Weighting (%)||Course learning outcomes|
|Time limited online examinatn||No||40||1,2,3|