Undergraduate Course: Introductory Chemistry for Biologists (CHEM07001)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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 1A (CHE-1-BC1A). A first course (with Biological Chemistry 1B (CHE-1-BC1B)) 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).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Biological Chemistry 1A (CHEM08022) OR
Chemistry 1A (CHEM08016)
||Other requirements|| Course pre-requisite is a pass in Chemistry at Standard Grade or GCSE, or equivalent.
|Additional Costs|| Purchase of a laboratory coat.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 31,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Online Activities 2,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 13,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||0.70 Examination and 0.30 In-Course Assessment (comprising laboratory practical marks and multiple choice test).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Laboratory M 1000-1300 or M 1400-1700 or Wed 1000-1300 or F 1000-1300 plus tutorials
|Course organiser||Dr Peter Kirsop
Tel: (0131 6)50 4719
|Course secretary||Miss Claire Little
Tel: (0131 6)50 4754
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