Medical Biochemistry 1

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medical Biochemistry 1

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BMED11-114 - Chemistry for Living Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    Medical Biochemistry 1 has been specifically designed to build on students' knowledge from Biological & Physical Chemistry into the field of biochemistry with an over-arching learning objective of the structure/function relationship of biomolecules. A detailed analysis of the major biomolecules using key examples in a blended learning environment to enhance understanding. Students will also study enzyme kinetics, regulation and mechanisms as well as key intracellular signalling cascades. The subject will also involve biochemical laboratory techniques such as chromatography, spectrophotometry, and electrophoresis.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the structure of biomolecules and be able to relate their function to the important and relevant aspects of their structure.
    2. Apply this knowledge and understanding to problems requiring qualitative explanation as well as quantitative solutions of acid-base and enzyme kinetics problems.
    3. Locate information relating to various chemical topics and interpret appropriate data.
    4. Develop a sound understanding of the molecular mechanisms in a number of important cell signalling cascades.
    5. Develop competency in report writing and the critical appraisal of scientific literature.
    6. Demonstrate competencies in more advanced biochemical techniques including chromatography, spectrophotometry and electrophoresis.

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.

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.