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BIO2119 Biochemistry of Nutrition

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Co-requisite: CHE2120


Biochemistry is one of the core disciplines of biomedical science and its study provides insight into the chemical processes that exist in both the healthy and diseased human body. Biochemistry is essentially the study of life at the molecular level and explains the chemical and physical nature of structures and functions within cells. Biochemistry of Nutrition focuses on the study of the chemical components of food, and how these chemicals are normally metabolised in the human body and how the dysfunction of this metabolism can lead to disorders and disease.

Biochemistry of Nutrition introduces the biochemical basis of nutrition, focusing on the structure and function of the macromolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids) and the mechanisms by which diet affects health and can cause dysfunction and disease in the body. It will also introduce the concepts of metabolism, metabolic control and metabolic abnormalities that will be presented in greater detail in BIO3219.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022