Life Sciences 1 (ORHL1006)


This unit of study introduces students to the biochemical and biological processes which are fundamental to life, cells, and tissues. It includes a refresher on chemistry including chemical bonds, inorganic and organic chemistry, before going on to introduce students to protein structure and function, nucleic acid structure, protein synthesis, lipids, energy currency, overview of metabolism, extracellular matrix components, receptors and signalling, membrane pores, diffusion and membrane pumps.

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Examination (100%)

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.