|Module Title||INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Hazel M Davey|
|Other staff||William A Adams|
|Pre-Requisite||Dual award in Science or its equivalent|
|Mutually Exclusive||BS12210 (Chemical Basis of Biology)|
|Course delivery||Lecture||19 x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||2 x 3 hour workshops|
1. recognise the structure of atoms and molecules and explain how these relate to the periodic table.
2. give examples of the different types of bonding in molecules.
3. identify the main functional groups in organic compounds.
4. use chemical symbols in simple equations to show chemical reactions.
5. describe the principles governing reaction equilibria and pH.
6. describe the basis of molar concentrations and calculate amounts of compounds needed for specific concentrations.
|Problem solving||Workshops will involve solving of chemical problems.|
|Research skills||Students will research topics beyond the depth and scope of the lecture material using both directed and independent study.|
|Communication||Listening skills for the lectures and subsequent discussion in workshop classes. Effective written communication in examinations.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines.|
|Team work||Students will work in pairs/small groups during workshop sessions.|
|Information Technology||Accessing the web for information sources and using databases to find primary literature.|
|Application of Number||Workshops will involve data interpretation and solving of quantitative problems|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Students will gain confidence in their ability to evaluate chemical problems and objectively assess the quality of proposed solutions.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Fundamental chemical concepts will be developed.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4