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BTH2752 - Cellular metabolism

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Ms Jenny Mosse


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit begins with a general overview of metabolism and bioenergetics. This is followed by a comprehensive survey of cellular metabolism including: the generation of energy from major dietary components: carbohydrate, protein and lipid; the biosynthesis of carbohydrates, lipids and nucleotides; and amino acid metabolism. A study of photosynthesis illustrates the linkage between electron transport systems and biosyntheses. The integration and control of cellular biochemistry and the role of hormones in metabolic regulation is emphasised.


On the completion of this unit students should understand the mechanisms involved in the storage and processing of metabolic fuels and the control of metabolic reaction sequences; the specialised metabolic role of various tissues; the integration and regulation of metabolic processes. Students should demonstrate advanced laboratory skills, in particular data collection/interpretation and report writi


Assignment work: 20%
Practical work: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

Three hours of lectures per week and 36 hours laboratory classes per semester


BTH2741 or BCH2011


BCH2022, BTH2757