Metabolic Biochemistry


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Metabolic Biochemistry

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course requires:

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    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

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.