122106

Veterinary Biochemistry

An introductory biochemistry course covering the fundamental concepts of protein structure and function as well as metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. The focus will be on energy transactions in a physiological context including glucose homeostasis and muscle metabolism in mammals. A lecture and problem-based tutorial course will be complemented by case studies relevant to animal health and disease.

Course code

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122106

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

100-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Biochemistry

Course planning information

Course notes

This course is only available to students who have been selected into the BVetTech programme. Students will be required to be at Massey University until the end of each semester. Travel plans should therefore be made on the basis of being at Massey until the semester end date unless and until the Undergraduate Programme Office advises that an earlier departure date will be permitted.

Attendance at all five case study tutorials is compulsory. A minimum of 40% must be achieved in the final examination.

Restrictions

Choose just one
122102, 122222, 227106, 227111

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Describe and explain (using diagrams and written text) the basic concepts of protein structure and how these relate to protein (and enzyme) function in health and disease using specific examples.
  • 2 Use annotated diagrams and written text to describe the structure and function of common carbohydrates, lipids, and biological membranes, and the movement of molecules across membranes in mammalian systems.
  • 3 Describe and explain (using diagrams and written text) how energy is obtained from food (including digestion and absorption), utilised by mammals and how these key metabolic pathways are regulated.
  • 4 Discuss the connections between carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism in the context of glucose homeostasis.
  • 5 Use facilitated group discussion together with internet resources to solve theoretical problems based on case studies that reflect disorders in proteins, metabolism or glucose homeostasis.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Exam College/GRS-based (not centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 30%
Test 5 20%
Participation 5 0%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 50%
Supplementary 1 2 3 4 0%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Highly recommended

BIOCHEMISTRY CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS

Author
APPLING ANTHONY-CAHILL MATHEWS
ISBN
1-292-26720-8
Edition
SECOND
Publisher
PEARSON

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