USQ Logo
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at https://www.usq.edu.au/course/specification/current.
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

BIO3219 Biochemistry of Human Diseases

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 : 17 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: BIO2119

Overview

This course further develops the approaches, concepts and knowledge imparted in BIO2119 Biochemistry of Nutrition by exploring the biochemical basis of human disease particularly the roles of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates.

This course, set within a context of human health, focuses on advanced study of lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins in health and disease, including topics such as cell membrane structure and functions, obesity, disorders of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, 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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 17 May 2022