|Short Description:||Biochemistry of Human Diseases|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||010900 - Biological Sciences|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course, set within a context of human health, focuses on advanced study of lipids and carbohydrates in health and disease, including topics such as cell membrane structure and functions, obesity and disorders of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism and transport. It also considers normal and disordered amino acid and nucleotide metabolism in the context of health and disease. Current and future treatments that target biochemical pathways as well as the ethics of diagnosing and treating human diseases based on dysregulated biochemical pathways will be explored.