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BIOC223 Cellular Biochemistry and Metabolism

Metabolism provides the fuels and molecules for life. How metabolic processes are regulated and coordinated in animals. Human disease states that arise from metabolic imbalances.

All living organisms require energy. Plants absorb light energy which is the basis for almost all of the food that animals eat. But what happens to the food once it gets into the organism? BIOC 223 gives insights into how nutrients are processed and energy stored, how energy is utilised under different conditions, and the excretory pathways by which waste is eventually eliminated. There is a particular focus on the way in which these pathways are interconnected and controlled and how cells "talk" to one another and disease states that occur when controls go awry. BIOC 223 will complement and enhance programmes such as human nutrition, physiology and neurobiology.

Paper title Cellular Biochemistry and Metabolism
Paper code BIOC223
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 18 further points
Restriction
BIOC 230, BIOC 212, BIOC 213, MELS 230, PHCY 231
Recommended Preparation
BIOC 221
Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
BIOC 222
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
It is particularly relevant for students majoring in Human Nutrition.
Contact
biochem200.tf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Craig Marshall
Textbooks
Voet, D., Voet, J. G., and Pratt, C. W. Fundamentals of Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Work effectively both independently and as a team
  • Describe, using the language of biochemistry, the fundamental processes of biological systems using examples primarily from human metabolism
  • Describe the inter-relationships and regulation of the major biochemical processes in the whole organism
  • Explain the principles underlying the common experimental techniques and instrumentation used in acquiring biochemical information
  • Design and carry out experiments that use basic techniques to address biochemical and metabolic problems
  • Obtain experimental data using these techniques, and discuss and communicate the interpretation of such data in the context of overall knowledge of biochemistry
  • Illustrate how biochemical knowledge can be applied to biological problems of human metabolism
  • Acquire new information from textbooks, review articles, and from biological databases via the Internet and integrate this with fundamental biochemical knowledge

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
M1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-17:50 28-29, 33-34, 39-40
P2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 28-29, 33-34, 39-40
P3 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28-29, 33-34, 39-40
P4 Thursday 14:00-17:50 28-29, 33-34, 39-40

Metabolism provides the fuels and molecules for life. How metabolic processes are regulated and coordinated in animals. Human disease states that arise from metabolic imbalances.

All living organisms require energy. Plants absorb light energy which is the basis for almost all of the food that animals eat. But what happens to the food once it gets into the organism? BIOC 223 gives insights into how nutrients are processed and energy stored, how energy is utilised under different conditions, and the excretory pathways by which waste is eventually eliminated. There is a particular focus on the way in which these pathways are interconnected and controlled and how cells "talk" to one another and disease states that occur when controls go awry. BIOC 223 will complement and enhance programmes such as human nutrition, physiology and neurobiology.

Paper title Cellular Biochemistry and Metabolism
Paper code BIOC223
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
BIOC 192 and CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 18 further points
Restriction
BIOC 230, MELS 230, PHCY 231
Recommended Preparation
BIOC 221
Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
BIOC 222
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
BIOC 223 is particularly relevant for students majoring in Human Nutrition.
Contact
biochem200.tf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Craig Marshall
Textbooks
Voet, D., Voet, J. G., and Pratt, C. W. Fundamentals of Biochemistry, John Wiley & Sons.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Work effectively both independently and as a team
  • Describe, using the language of biochemistry, the fundamental processes of biological systems using examples primarily from human metabolism
  • Describe the inter-relationships and regulation of the major biochemical processes in the whole organism
  • Explain the principles underlying the common experimental techniques and instrumentation used in acquiring biochemical information
  • Design and carry out experiments that use basic techniques to address biochemical and metabolic problems
  • Obtain experimental data using these techniques, and discuss and communicate the interpretation of such data in the context of overall knowledge of biochemistry
  • Illustrate how biochemical knowledge can be applied to biological problems of human metabolism
  • Acquire new information from textbooks, review articles, and from biological databases via the Internet and integrate this with fundamental biochemical knowledge

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
M1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 29, 31, 33, 37, 39, 41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-17:50 28-29, 33-34, 39-40
P2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 28-29, 33-34, 39-40
P3 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 28-29, 33-34, 39-40
P4 Thursday 14:00-17:50 28-29, 33-34, 39-40