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BIOC2101 introduces modern biochemistry, covers fundamental aspects of the structure-function relationships of proteins and an overall coverage of intermediary metabolism. Major topics covered include: the nature and function of proteins and enzymes; the metabolic working of cells, tissues and organs; the interrelationships between the pathways of carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism; the vital role of hormones in metabolic regulation; the energy-trapping mechanisms of animals and plants; interesting variations on the central metabolic pathways in various life forms. Practical work to complement the lectures and to introduce the principles of biochemical analysis.

Note: Enrolment in this course may be subject to quota restrictions. Such restrictions will only apply to students taking this course as an elective part of their program.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: BABS1201 or DPST1051 and CHEM1011 or DPST1031 or CHEM1031 or CHEM1051 or CHEM1811 and CHEM1021 or DPST1032 or CHEM1041 or CHEM1061 or CHEM1821

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