Proteins and their functions underpin all life processes. Exploration of the diversity of protein structure and how the shape of proteins determines function. Consideration of the medical and industrial use of proteins.
Proteins perform almost all functions in living organisms, from repairing genetic damage to digesting food. Understanding protein function underlies many disciplines in biology and medicine. Being able to enhance, inhibit or repurpose proteins is the heart of drug design, biotechnology and processing of natural products. By providing insight at the molecular level, BIOC 222 will enhance programmes in disciplines such as microbiology, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology.
|Paper title||Proteins in Industry and Medicine|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 18 further points
- BIOC 230, MELS 230, PHCY 231
- Recommended Preparation
- BIOC 221 and GENE 221
- Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
- BIOC 223
- Schedule C
- In addition to being a requirement for a BSc in Biochemistry, BIOC 222 will enhance programmes in disciplines such as microbiology, physiology, neuroscience and pharmacology. Health Science First Year or equivalent courses provide a strong preparation for BIOC 222.
- Teaching staff
- Dr Sigurd Wilbanks
- Voet, D., Voet, J. G., and Pratt, C. W. Fundamentals of Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking,
Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Articulate a broad understanding of protein structure, enzyme catalysis and how these features can be measured and manipulated
- Synthesise relevant information about protein structure and function
- Communicate biochemical concepts to a specialist audience
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a team to execute experiments using contemporary biochemical techniques