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					  Welcome to
  BCHM2072 &
   BCHM2972
Human Biochemistry



NB: NO PRACS THIS WEEK 
             Required
• For BCHM2072
  – Full Pass in MBLG2771
• For BCHM2972 (Advanced)
     • Meant to have a Distinction in
       MBLG2771/2871
     • Normally >70 and a Distinction in
       BCHM2071
     • However…. the Faculty Handbook says “ a
       Distinction in two of the prerequisite units of
       study” and this includes Chemistry 1!!
     • Changes require formal enrolment variation
       at Faculty
  – Advanced do:
     • Some different practical tasks
     • Different exam
         – More molecular detail
         – Differences between Regular and Advanced
           emphasised in Study Guides
     • Some different assignments
  Changing Enrolment
• Enrolled in BCHM2972 and D in
  MBLG2X71
   – no action.
• Enrolled in BCHM2972 but do NOT
  have a D in MBLG2X71
   – re-enrol in BCHM2072 (please tell us) OR
   – Email Rachel Moerman
     (R.Moerman@mmb.usyd.edu.au) & give
     reasons to support your case
• Enrolled in BCHM2072 and D in
  MBLG2X71
   – No action OR
   – You can re-enrol in BCHM2972 (please tell
     us).
• Enrolled in BCHM2072 but do NOT
  have a D in MBLG2X71
   – No action OR
   – if you desperately want to do Advanced,
     email Rachel Moerman & give reasons to
     support your case
        Assessment
• Examination on Theory 50%
  – 2h exam time
  – Chance to introduce some
    assignment contribution if you wish
     • Five OPTIONAL assignments during the
       semester
     • Up to 20% of the Theory component
• Practical 50%
  – Lab book, reports, assignments,
    design tasks
  – But no skills test 
  – 1 h exam time
   NB: NO PRACS THIS WEEK 
Optional Assignments
 – Given out Fridays Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11
 – MUST be handed in at start of the next
   (Wed) lecture
    • Box at front will close at 10.10 am
 – NO penalty for NOT doing the assignment
 – NO special considerations
 – Assignments CAN count 4% of Theory mark
   each
    • But you don’t have to accept the marks
 – YOU CAN withdraw an assignment mark at
   ANY TIME before StuVac
    • If you don’t like the mark and fancy your
      chances of doing better in the exam
 – Withdrawal must be IN WRITING/EMAIL
    • Student Support Office, Level 4, Biochem
      Bldng
    • Rachel Moerman
          Resources
• ANY modern Biochemistry Text
  – Garrett and Grisham, Stryer, etc
  – BUT Frayn is recommended
• Biochemistry Web Page
          www.mmb.usyd.edu.au
      Go to Courses, then BCHM2072
  – Updated regularly
  – Lecture notes, past-paper questions,
    study guides and assignments!
  – Prac related stuff… radioactive
    counts, interactive tutorials, etc
        PATHWAYS 
• Yes, biochemistry DOES involve
  pathways
                   BUT….
• It is ONLY important to know what
  they do in conceptual terms
   – The ‘point’ and ‘control’
   – Hopefully reflected in the teaching!
• DO NOT ROTE LEARN THE PATHWAYS
   – Will provide printed versions of the
     pathways for the exam
   – Exam is ‘open book’ – can take in cheat
     sheets
   – Nearly all questions extrapolative
        FOCUS ON THE BIG
            PICTURE!!!!
 Special Consideration
• Process described in handout
  – Relevant application ‘pack’ on
    web (Faculty of Science)
  – DOUCUMENTATION….
    Documentation…documentation
  – Lot’s of red tape and shuttling between
    Faculty Office and Biochem Student
    Support Office.

• Missing the exams
  – DEFERRED EXAMS are on
    25th November
     • Different papers
            Practicals
      NB: NO PRACS THIS WEEK 
• Resource manual in Co-op
   – NOT the Copy Centre!!
• Lists of practical day allocations on Green
  Noticeboard
• To request a change in your prac day
   – … form on the web and in Student Support
     Office
   – Hand in to Student Support Office
   – DO BEFORE THURSDAY PLEASE
   – Currently need people to do Even Wednesdays
     
• If you have only just enrolled, email us or
  visit us to give us your details !
       • Rachel Moerman
         R.Moerman@mmb.usyd.edu.au
• Duty tutor on every day from 11.15 am
   – Deborah Blanckenberg
   – Will try to avoid duplication of demonstrators
• Smaller lab to the side of the one you
  used for MBLG2
   Immediate Actions
• Please check your email regularly over
  the next week
   – ENSURE you are not re-directing Uni Mail to
     a full or terminated public account!!
   – Check the Green Noticeboard as you pass
     the Department
• Read the Radioactivity practical notes
   – Do the interactive tutorials (see BCHM2
     web site)
   – Note that working with radioactivity is a
     tremendous privilege
• Assume your pracs start next week 

				
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