Biochemistry (2018)

Biochemistry is the explanation of life in molecular terms. It involves the study of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids which are the fundamental molecules of life. Biochemists try to understand how these molecules interact in living organisms, in health and disease. Biochemistry is one of the fastest growing areas of modern science. By taking a combination of papers from both Biological Sciences and Chemistry students will gain a solid grounding in the molecular and chemical principles underlying Biochemistry.

Biochemistry is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Biochemistry students must complete 60 points from the papers listed below, including BIOMO301, a further 45 points of which at least 15 points must be BIOMO coded, and another 15 points must be CHEMY coded.

Note: There will be no new enrolments into the Biochemistry major in 2018. Students who commenced a major in Biochemistry in 2017 or prior should contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering for advice.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOL101Cellular and Molecular BiologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    BIOL102The Biology of OrganismsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    BIOMO101Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology18B (Hamilton)
    An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical processes involved, and the role of DNA in cellular function, inheritance and evolution.
    CHEM111Structure and SpectroscopyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CHEM112Chemical ReactivityThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CHEMY102Chemical Reactivity18B (Hamilton)
    A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
    STAT111Statistics for ScienceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    STAT121Introduction to Statistical MethodsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOL210Introduction to GeneticsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    BIOL251BiochemistryThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    BIOMO201Biochemistry18A (Hamilton)
    The aim of this paper is to familiarize students with the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (as fundamental molecules of life). Students will be introduced to molecular techniques used to study these molecules and gain an appreciation of how they interact in living organisms in health and d...
    CHEM200Analytical Tools for the Life and Environmental SciencesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CHEM211Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CHEM212Organic and Physical Chemistry 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CHEM213Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CHEM214Organic and Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CHEMY201Organic Chemistry18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers aspects of organic chemistry including reaction mechanisms with carbanion and radical intermediates; mechanisms of reactions of carbonyl groups and multiple electrophilic substitutions of aromatic rings; an introduction to carbohydrate chemistry.
    CHEMY202Physical Chemistry18B (Hamilton)
    This course covers aspects of physical chemistry including thermodynamics and phase equilibria; chemical kinetics; conductance and electrochemistry.
    SCIE279Preparation for the Professional WorkplaceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOL310Advanced Genetics18A (Hamilton)
    A study of advanced microbial and eukaryotic genetics, DNA topology, nucleotide sequencing, regulation of gene expression, uses of recombinant DNA technology, and population genetics.
    BIOL351Advanced Biochemistry18B (Hamilton)
    This paper will examine mechanisms underlying cellular communication and trafficking of proteins between organelles, cellular stress responses, cell death, metabolic regulation in relation to control of enzyme activity and stability as well as human diseases (eg diabetes), mammalian vision, toxicology and inflammation.
    BIOL362Molecular Biology and Biotechniques18C (Block)
    This paper examines the molecular biological technologies used to analyse and manipulate DNA, RNA and proteins. It includes coverage of the major recombinant DNA techniques during an intensive two week course.
    CHEM311Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry 218B (Hamilton)
    A theoretical paper covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This paper is required for the Chemistry major.
    CHEM312Organic and Physical Chemistry 218A (Hamilton)
    A theoretical paper covering aspects of organic and physical chemistry. This paper is required for the Chemistry major.
    SCIE371Science Work Placement 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SCIE372Science Work Placement 218C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. Assessment is by written reports and employer feedback.
    SCIE373Science Work Placement 318C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. Assessment is by written reports and employer feedback.
    SCIE374Science Work Placement 418C (Hamilton)
    This paper requires a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved industry or applied field. Assessment is by written reports and employer feedback.
    SCIE379Reflection on Professional Workplace Experience18A (Hamilton)
    This paper will encapsulate post-placement reflection and will focus on reflective learning from the placement experience, self-assessment outcomes initiated in the pre-workplace paper, portfolio completion, skill-gap revisited, career mentoring/direction, CV update, next placement selection process.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 July 2018 11:44am

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