Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures, practicals, tutorials/workshops, computer-aided learning.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week, 1 x three hour lab/workshop per week, 1 x one hour tutorial/workshop session per week, 6 hours of computer-aided learning during the semester, 8 hours of independent learning tasks during semester. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
Admission into the Bachelor of Biomedicine course.
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For the purposes of considering applications for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005) and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, this subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit. Hhttp://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Muthupandian Ashokkumar
An introduction to biomedical chemistry including the nature of (1) orbitals and bonding, (2) chirality and its relevance to biology and medicine, (3) organic molecules and functional groups, (4) their reactivity, (5) the structure and reactivity of bio-polymers, (6) properties of solutions, (7) the bio-geo-chemical cycles of selected elements, (8) energy acquisition, storage and transport and (9) the bio-metals.
To provide students with an understanding of the principles of chemistry underlying biomedical science.
A 30-minute on-line mid-semester test (5%); ongoing assessment of practical laboratory and workshop activity (20%) and a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (75%). Satisfactory completion of practical laboratory and workshop activity is necessary to pass the subject. Independent learning tasks need to be completed in order to pass the subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion students should have developed skills relating to:
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Required equipment: laboratory coat and safety glasses.
It is recommended that students have access to a molecular model kit.
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
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