Metabolic integration, control and regulation. Body fuel storage, mobilisation and interconversions. Nitrogen metabolism. Cell signalling. Clinical diagnostics. Metabolic processes in drug utilisation and metabolism. Pharmacogenomics. Genomic medicine in pharmacy.
Gene expression produces proteins, many of which catalyse reactions in metabolic pathways involved with the inter-conversion of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids that are essential for energy production and cell function. All of these cellular activities require coordination and control mediated by cell signalling processes. PHCY 231 is complementary to and extends the biochemistry covered in the first-year paper BIOC 192, providing a foundation of biochemistry for students in the Pharmacy programme.
|Paper title||Biochemistry (for BPharm)|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$447.22|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,080.50|
- (BIOC 221 and BIOC 222 and BIOC 223) or BIOC 230
- Limited to
- This paper provides a foundation of biochemistry, combined with BIOC 192, that is suitable for Pharmacy students who do not advance biochemistry further in the Pharmacy programme. PHCY 231 is a terminating paper; it is not possible to pursue advanced biochemistry papers from this paper.
- Teaching staff
- Dr Alan Carne
- Campbell MK and Farrell SO Biochemistry, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary biochemistry, molecular life sciences and related scientific fields
- Appropriately communicate biochemical concepts to both specialist and general audiences
- Identify and critically evaluate relevant information
- Work effectively both independently and as part of a team