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SF1011: CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES I (2014-2015)

Last modified: 11 Jul 2014 10:51


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 compliment 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 None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Peter Henderson

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

  • 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 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.

Further Information & Notes

This course may not be taken with CM 1021.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • International BSc Foundation Programme (Biological Sciences)
  • International BSc Foundation Programme (Medical Sciences)

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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%).

Formative Assessment

Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments: informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have "open door" policies for meeting students.

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