Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: three x 1 hour lecture, and one x 1 hour tutorial per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 48 contact hours with an estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.
BSc students |
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Part A (521-211)
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Part B (521-212)
2009 and subsequently:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
521-213 Integrated Biomedical Science I AND
536-250 Integrated Biomedical Science II
Other combinations that provide similar background will be considered by the coordinator.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject if previously obtained credit for pre-2009 subject (521-304) Hormone and Neurotransmitter Biochemistry.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Heung-Chin Cheng
Aberrations in the structure and expression of hormones, growth factors, neurotransmitters and their receptors can give rise to diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. To understand the molecular basis of these diseases, it is essential to know how hormones, growth factors and neurotransmitters are synthesised, and how their signals are recognised, amplified and transmitted by intracellular signalling pathways in the target cells.
Topics covered include structures of hormone and neurotransmitter receptors, mechanisms of intracellular signal transduction, second messengers and protein phosphorylation-dephosphorylation; regulation of gene expression; molecular basis of drug addiction; different roles of individual neurotransmitters; neurochemistry of sensory transduction, mechanism of neuronal apoptosis and necrosis, molecular basis of neurodegenerative disease, molecular basis of cancer formation and progression and the use and design of protein kinase inhibitors as therapeutics for treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
On completion of the subject:
|Prescribed Texts:||Basic Neurochemistry 7th edition, Elsevier by Siegel, G,J., Abers, R.W., Brady, S.T. and Price, D.L.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an Internet-enabled computer.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science |
Bachelor of Science
Animal Cell Biology (specialisation of Cell and Developmental Biology major) |
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Reproduction and Development (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
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