MCB2021F - Molecular Bioscience
24 credits at NQF level 6
CEM1000W or equivalent, BIO1000F and BIO1004S (or equivalents)
This course will introduce students to the concepts of biological chemistry fundamental to understanding the distinctive properties of living matter and biological processes. The course covers core principles in three major areas, (i) the structural chemistry of key components of living matter and the relationship between chemical structure and biological function of these components, (ii) metabolism - the nature of chemical reactions that occur in living matter and (iii) the chemistry of molecules and processes involved in the transmission of biological information. In addition to these core principles, students will learn about scientific method, basic biochemistry/molecular biology techniques and experimental design.