Last modified: 2 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
This course covers the foundations of chemistry that underpin the life sciences at a molecular level and is suitable for students with different backgrounds including little or no previous study of chemistry. The basic concepts of quantitative chemistry will be covered, along with the different types of organic molecules, acids and bases, and the principles of kinetics and thermodynamics. The relevance of the course materials to life science is emphasised throughout.
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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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, nomenclature, functional groups and stereochemistry.
• Acids and bases, pH and buffers including quantitative calculations.
• The basic principles of chemical energetics and chemical kinetics including quantitative calculations.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
4x labs for on-campus students, equivalent online experience for those online - 25%
4x online tests - 75%
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
Online exam (60 MCQs) - 100%
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|