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Renal and Alimentary 2 - MEDI302

This unit builds on the content and practical classes covered in CBMS104, MEDI202, MEDI205 and MEDI209. It extends students’ knowledge of the structure and function of the renal and alimentary systems, with a focus on biochemistry, enzyme biology, nutrition, metabolism, and dietary balance. The major metabolic pathways including glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, protein metabolism and fatty acid metabolism will be discussed. The unit will engage students with the hormonal mechanisms that regulate food intake, homeostasis and metabolism in both healthy and diseased states. A key feature of this unit will be a discussion of disease processes and how they impact on the integrated functions of the renal and alimentary body systems. Students will engage in clinical problem solving, supported by reviewing relevant medical and scientific literature. The ways in which scientific advances translate into clinical practice will also be explored.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

MED 3 - Bachelor of Clinical Sciences offerings (interim until 6x6 is resolved for University)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Mirjana Strkalj

Admission to BClinSc and (12cp at 100 level) and (9cp at 200 level including MEDI202Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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