THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Introduction to the Chemistry of Biology 1 (U00959)
An introductory course focusing on the Chemistry of Biology for those with limited knowledge of Chemistry. The course is open to students of any year, but not to those qualified for admission to Biological Chemistry (Foundations) 1 (CHE-1-BCF). A first course (with Biological Chemistry 1 (CHE-1-BCH)) for students of Biological Sciences and other students requiring only one year of chemistry or intending to proceed to Chemistry for Life Sciences 2 (CHE-2-CLS).
? Pre-requisites : A pass in Chemistry at Standard Grade or GCSE, or equivalent.
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? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 7 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
1 of the following 4 classes
? Additional Class Information : Laboratory M 1000-1300 or M 1400-1700 or Wed 1000-1300 or F 1000-1300 plus tutorials
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. describe and explain: the fundamental principles of the periodic table, simple chemical bonding ideas, the principles of thermodynamics and equilibria
2. recognise the main organic functional groups, describe and explain the shapes of simple organic molecules, and apply these principles to more complex biologically relevant organic molecules
3. use their knowledge to explain observations and solve problems associated with the materials covered in the course.
4. use laboratory equipment in a safe manner in order to measure physical quantities, and to interpret and analyse the results.
5. write clear, succinct laboratory reports
0.70 Examination and 0.30 In-Course Assessment (comprising laboratory practical marks and multiple choice test).
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Rosie Filipiak
Dr David Reed
School Website : http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/