Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PQB105 or (SCB121 and SCB122) or (SCB111 and SCB121) or SCB113 or (CVB101 & CVB102) or CZB190 or LQB180

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The study of biochemistry and cell biology, along with anatomy and physiology, provides students with the knowledge required for the proper understanding of the structure and function of the human body and its organ systems in health and disease, as a preparation for their clinical studies.

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of the unit, you should:
    1. Be able to describe the structure and function of the major classes of biomolecules and apply the knowledge gained to cellular processes in health and disease.
    2. Compare and contrast the metabolism of cells and tissues in normal and pathological situations and evaluate the relationships between central biochemical foundations and major cellular processes.
    3. Develop an insight into biochemical concepts and applications in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and demonstrate competence in using equipment available in a contemporary biochemistry laboratory.
    4. Demonstrate scientific writing skills through maintenance of a laboratory practical book and develop a technical understanding of health and safety procedures associated with the handling of potentially hazardous materials and equipment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.