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Molecules, Cells and Genes - BABS1201

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Equivalent: BIOS1201
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Note: BABS1201 is the new code for BIOS1201, effective from Semester 1 2007.

The course is concerned with the basic characteristics of all life. The chemistry of life is examined, with emphasis on the ways in which living things construct and break down macromolecules. The way in which the genetic code controls these processes depends to a great extent on the structure and function of cell components, and cell biology is a major component of the course. The final topic is genetics - the way in which the genetic code is inherited and the ways in which it can be modified.

Assumed knowledge: HSC Exam Score: Physics 53-100, or Chemistry 53-100, or Earth and Environmental Science 53-100, or Biology 53-100.

Laboratories commence in Week 1.

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