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BMED11-114: Chemistry for Living Systems

Description

Chemistry for Living Systems provides students with a solid foundation in chemistry required for further study in biomedical, exercise, sport and health science. The curriculum covers atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions & equilibria, chemical compounds, stoichiometry, types of reactions such as Redox and Acid/Base and thermodynamics. It also has a substantial organic chemistry component as well as basic mathematics skills. This subject aims to teach students the basic components of biological, physical and organic chemistry.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeBMED11-114
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Medicine
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic laws, concepts, principles and processes of Chemistry that underpin health and medical sciences.
2. Apply this knowledge and understanding to problems requiring qualitative explanation or solution.
3. Solve relevant chemical/mathematical problems.
4. Locate information relating to various chemical topics and interpret appropriate data.
5. Develop confidence in predicting reactivity and solubility based on sound chemical knowledge.
6. Demonstrate competence in basic laboratory safety and techniques such as pipetting, solution preparation, UV/VIS Spectroscopy, titrations.

Prerequisites

Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2018
Semester start14/05/2018
Subject start14/05/2018
Cancellation 1?28/05/2018
Cancellation 2?04/06/2018
Last enrolment27/05/2018
Last withdrawal?08/06/2018
Teaching census?08/06/2018