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SLE212 - Biochemistry

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SBB212

Unit chair:

Stuart Linton

Prerequisite:

SLE152 or SLE155

Corequisite:

SLE010 and recommended study of SBB111 or SLE111

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit covers the chemistry of amino acids including acid-base equilibria, amino acid analysis and determination of the amino acid sequence of proteins. It also provides a general account of proteins and enzymes including structure, specificity, mechanism of action and control. Other topics covered include: Michaelis-Menten kinetics, coenzymes, allosteric enzymes and enzyme nomenclature; introduction to carbohydrates and lipids with emphasis on structure/function relationships; principles of bioenergetics; nucleic acids, nucleotides, protein synthesis and control; and molecular biology and intermediary metabolism.

Assessment

Examination 40%, practical work 40%, mid-trimester test 20%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in the unit, students must achieve a minimum of 25 marks of the possible 60 for the examination and mid-trimester test components (combined).

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