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SPHP618 – Biochemistry

Module code
Module title
To provide students with relevant knowledge of biochemistry as a foundation for advanced study in sport and exercise science. The module provides the fundamental knowledge required for understanding of applied principles and practices in sport and exercise science.
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts of biochemistry relevant to
exercise science

2. Identify the basic chemistry of molecules involved in sport science.

3. Describe the human metabolic processes involved in sport and exercise science.
- Chemicals and chemical interactions
- Metabolism
- Proteins
- Nucleic acids and gene expression
- Carbohydrates
- Lipids
- Exercise Metabolism
- Metabolites and enzymes
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures, laboratory practicals and tutorials
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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