Unit Title: Introduction to macro-molecular and process biology

Prerequisite: A pass in Year 11 examination or equivalent

Semester 1: Offered on F-F mode                Semester 2: Not offered

BIO301 introduces students to the study of basic organic molecules that are essential for life such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; and the cell concept as the basic unit for life. Major topics of study in this unit will include the links between the cell structures and various processes that occur in the cell such as enzyme activity, photosynthesis, cellular respiration; cell cycle and cell division and their significance; and the introduction into genetics and its application. The focus of this course is to promote the basic principles of biology and appreciate the complex nature of biological science and phenomena built from simple compounds and processes.