Whilst studying Biological Chemistry online with RMIT University and Open Universities Australia, you will study the structures, properties and functions of different classes of cells and molecules found in living systems.
Proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and metabolisms will be examined, and you will also look at the way enzymes work and their roles in metabolism and kinetic properties.
You will also be required to attend five half-day practical laboratory sessions in Melbourne in this unit, where you will further develop and apply practical scientific research methods.
It’s recommended that you have completed the following units, or have equivalent knowledge, before starting this unit:
SCB110 — Cell Structure and Function
SCI18 — Fundamentals of Chemistry (Previously: Introduction to Chemistry)
Areas of study
In this Biological Chemistry unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), RMIT University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This in-depth Biological Chemistry unit will give you knowledge of how different molecules work within living organisms. You will be able to work independently and as part of a team in a laboratory environment, and also how to correctly conduct practical laboratory research in accordance with the latest in scientific method and equipment.
You will also be able to plan and see through to their conclusion various experiments and be able to test hypotheses, all while maintaining ethical and safe laboratory practices.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Biological Chemistry from RMIT University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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