Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOL115 and CBMS103

  • 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

    This unit provides an essential background of biochemistry for the modern life scientist, building on fundamentals of organic and biological chemistry and general biology. Lecture topics include structure of biological macromolecules, enzymatic control of biological reactions, principal pathways of intermediary metabolism, flow of energy within cells, and lipid and amino acid metabolism. The unit emphasises the interpretation of quantitative data and the experimental basis for our current ideas and developments in biochemistry. Laboratory practical sessions will alternate with tutorials covering lecture and practical topics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.