THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2008/2009
Chemistry for Life Sciences 2 (U00962)
A chemistry course for students of life sciences, with special emphasis on organic and physical chemistry. Organic chemistry of biologically important compounds and reactions; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; reaction kinetics; structure determination of biological molecules; foundations of transition metal chemistry.
? Pre-requisites : Introduction to the Chemistry of Biology 1 (CHE-1-ICB) or Biological Chemistry (Foundations) 1 (CHE-1-BCF), and Biological Chemistry 1 (CHE-1-BCH); or Chemistry 1A (CHE-1-A) and Chemistry 1B (CHE-1-B); or equivalent.
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? Normal year taken : 2nd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 6 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : 4.5 hours example classes as arranged
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. describe and explain the roles of metals in biological processes and the biochemistry of vitamins and antibiotics
2. describe and explain the principles of stereochemistry, biochemical synthetic reactions and their application to simple metabolic pathways
3. describe the principles of biological kinetics, bioenergetics, and biologically relevant methods of chemical structure determination
4. use their knowledge to explain observations and solve problems associated with the material covered in the course
5. use laboratory equipment in a safe manner in order to prepare materials, measure physical quantities, and to interpret and analyse the results in a clear, succinct laboratory report
3/4 Written examination + 1/4 laboratory classes.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Rosie Filipiak
Dr Dominic Campopiano
School Website : http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/