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Unit details

SLE222 - Biochemical Metabolism

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Bernhard Dichtl


SLE152 or SLE155



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hours practicals per trimester


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.


This unit covers carbohydrate metabolism including a study of glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport chain, oxidative phosphorylation, glycogen synthesis and degradation and pentose phosphate pathway; lipid metabolism including fatty acids, triglycerides and ketone bodies; amino acid metabolism, characteristic metabolism of liver, muscle and adipose tissues discussed in terms of metabolic control; urea cycle reactions; and regulation and control of metabolism, including genome factors.


Practical reports 40%, mid-trimester test 20%, final examination 40%. 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).

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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