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CM 1020
CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr W Harrison

Pre-requisite(s): No formal entry requirement but students without any previous experience in chemistry should contact the course coordinator to receive extra assistance and learning materials as appropriate.

Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

Note(s): This course may not be taken with CM 1021.

This course surveys the foundation of chemistry as applied to the life sciences. It begins with a review of the basic concepts and language of chemistry and quantitative chemical calculations. Topics covered include fundamental organic and physical chemistry as applied to the life sciences.provides a grounding in the foundations of chemical science, with emphasis on the applications of chemistry in the life sciences. The course includes a review of the basic concepts and langauge of chemistry and quantitative chemical calculations, , Topics covered include organic and physical chemistry as applied to the life sciences.

2 one-hour lectures (times TBA) and 1 one-hour class workshop (time TBA) per week. Five fortnightly three-hour laboratory classes (times TBA).

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), continuous assessment (on-line tests) (30%) and lab work (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).