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SLE222 - Biochemical Metabolism

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
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


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

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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