This class was tough.
BIOCHEM 2500 uses the knowledge and understanding gained in the prerequisite level 1 courses (see below) to provide students with an appreciation and an understanding of key biochemistry and molecular biology concepts. Consequently the topics covered include DNA structure, synthesis and repair, RNA and protein synthesis, and the control of gene expression, recombinant DNA technology, cell structure and organisation and signal transduction pathways. The course combines lectures, tutorials that reinforce the lecture content, and the practicals offered by the school of Molecular and Biomedical Science to complement the lecture content.
Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3, 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 3, 4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication.
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Understand aspects of: DNA structure Synthesis and repair RNA and protein synthesis The control of gene expression Cell structure and organisation Signal transduction pathways Understanding hypothesis-based experimental design