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CM1020: CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES 1 (2019-2020)

Last modified: 28 Aug 2019 09:08


Course Overview

This course covers the foundations of chemistry that underpin the life sciences at a molecular level. The course aims to consolidate a general background in chemistry by putting chemical concepts into a life sciences context.  The basic concepts of chemistry will be covered, along with organic molecules, acids and bases, and the basic principles behind the driving forces of reactions.

Laboratory classes introduce important practical techniques, with experiments that reinforce and complement the taught material.

The course will allow students to continue with other chemistry courses as part of their enhanced study by providing discipline breadth.


Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor William Harrison

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course surveys the foundations of chemistry as applied to the life and biological sciences. Topics covered:

  • The basic concepts and language of chemistry and quantitative chemical calculations.
  • Organic chemistry, functional groups and stereochemistry.
  • Acids and bases, pH and buffers.
  • The basic principles of chemical energetics, the properties of gases, chemical kinetics.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Exam

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Learning Outcomes
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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback

Marks for continuous assessments are available online as soon as the assesment is submitted. Full feedback, including grade, correct answers and reference to course textbook are available after the assessment deadline. Students can see the assessment class average mark, to compare their performance with the class as a whole. 

All of the course team have 'open door' policies for meeting students

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Lab work

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests are available online as soon as the assessment is submitted. Full feedback, including grade, correct answers and reference to course textbook are available after the assessment deadline. Students can see the assessment class average mark, to compare their performance with the class as a whole. 

Informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have 'open door' policies for meeting students.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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