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Metabolic basis of human diseases (6 points)


Leader: Dr Alfons Lawen

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: A general outline of cellular metabolism is provided. The material presented will illustrate normal metabolic pathways and their dysfunction in various human diseases and conditions including diabetes, alcoholism, starvation, glycogen storage diseases and juvenile developmental problems. The biochemical basis of hormonal regulation and nutrition, in both famine and disease, is presented.

Assessment: Mid-semester test (45 min): 10% + Examinations (2 x 2 hours): 30% each + Evaluation of practicals/assignments/case studies: 30%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and 3-hour practical/tutorial/self-directed learning exercise per week

Prohibitions: BTH2757, BMS2021 + Recommended: BCH2011

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