Area of Study
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry
Taught In English
91161 - Cell Biology and Genetics or equivalent
65212 - Chemistry 2 or equivalent
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units6
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This subject introduces students to cellular metabolism and energy transfer mechanisms. It provides an overview of the main carbohydrate catabolic and anabolic pathways including glycolysis, Krebs cycle and oxidative phosphorylation, gluconeogenesis and glycogen metabolism. It provides an understanding of nitrogen and fatty acid metabolism, and the metabolic specialisation of tissues and the relationships between tissues. Cell signalling and the role of signals/hormones in maintaining homeostasis is also explored.
This understanding of cell function provides a foundation for many subjects in biological and biomedical sciences. Emphasis is placed on mastering and understanding the principles of cellular reactions and their application to diverse cell types. The subject also introduces the basic tools and methods of biochemical experimentation, the application of biochemical reasoning, and the presentation of results in the written format.
Course typically offered during the Spring semester
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.