Subject: BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
5 Comments on BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
This subject is incredible. It has the right mix for assessment difficulty, content density (I.e pretty light at the end and gets heavier), time commitment and interest for everyone. The lecturer’s are incredibly engaging and what you need to know is clearly stated.
Amazing subject, however requires a lot of commitment. I am someone who loves learning about metabolism, and Krebs Cycle, Cori Cycle, etc. so to me it was really good. It depends on you whether you like biochemistry or not. A prereq for medicine of course, but don't force yourself if you have no interest in the field.
Definitely a rewarding subject, if you put in the effort you can get decent results. Easy to fall behind though, so keep up with revision for all the MSTs. Lots of content to know and memorise for the exam. Teaching is generally good. Forming a study group really helped for this subject!
I quite liked this subject, and I'm someone that doesn't like chemistry. It is more biology than chemistry, for example amino acids and proteins, and has interesting content. It does require a lot of study but is an enjoyable subject which is a good foundation for many other biology based subjects. It is also well taught and coordinated.
Subject coordinators/ lecturers are super passionate and knowledgable. Terry really made me love a subject I enrolled in because it was a pre requisite. The second half of the course is less well supported with not great lecture slides etc but the first half was great. 11 modules, made up of heaps of 7 ish min videos (3-4 hours total), not 3 x 1 hr lectures. Tutorials were also well taught and good collaborative learning.