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Biochemistry and Cell Biology - CBMS201

This unit introduces students to biochemistry and cell biology, providing an understanding of cellular processes which allow cells to synthesise and breakdown nutrients for growth and to communicate with other cells. This unit provides students with the basic knowledge of cellular structure, cell communications and the biochemical reactions which drive growth and development of cells in a variety of contexts. The unit will introduce key biochemical concepts such as enzyme catalysis, compartmentation, metabolic regulation and the flow of energy within cells in the context of intermediary metabolism. The laboratory component of the unit emphasises the interpretation of quantitative data and the experimental basis for our current ideas and developments in cell biology and biochemistry. Laboratory practical sessions will alternate with tutorials covering lecture and practical topics.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Shoba Ranganathan, Associate Professor Robert Willows, Associate Professor Mark Molloy

CBMS107 or CBMS103  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): CBMS223
Unit Designation(s):


Medical Sciences

Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Molecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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