BIOLOGY 1310B - Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

Medicine and Biomedical Research are underpinned by an understanding of fundamental human biomedical science. This course describes how simple molecules and cells are built up to form the complexity of the human body including the complex network of tissues and organ systems, their interactions with the environment and potential pathogens. Topics to be covered include the chemicals of life, macromolecules, transfer of genetic information, lipid membranes and the structure of cells, homeostasis, the storage and utilisation of energy, the physical basis of medical imaging, the transfer of genetic information, patterns of inheritance and evolution, the control of cell division, cell shape and cell death, reproduction, growth and development, hormone networks and signaling.

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