Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences
|Course code EPCHEM314||Units 20||English Language & Foundation Studies Centre|
Designed to introduce concepts in the physical and life sciences. Topics in the Chemistry component include an introduction to the study of the basic chemistry required for further studies in the physical and life sciences: the concepts of atoms, molecules and ions; the periodic table; chemical compounds and formulae; bonding; basic shapes of molecules; chemical amounts and the mole concept; solution studies; and acids, pH and buffers. In the Life Sciences component, students will study the basic concepts of cell biology, anatomy and physiology, the components of the cell, osmosis, homeostasis, body systems, tissues and organs, body functions and important biochemical reactions. Utilizing a range of approaches, students will develop skills in observation, research and communication modes appropriate to further study in Life Sciences, Nursing, Environmental, Biological and Chemical Science and Engineering.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On completion of EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences, students will demonstrate:|
1. the ability to express scientific ideas in a logical, coherent fashion.
2. skills in working individually and in groups in both practical and theoretical contexts in the verbal communication of scientific ideas.
3. the acquisition of skills in researching existing theory and applying scientific method in practical contexts.
5. the ability to solve simple problems in both practical and theoretical contexts.
6. the ability to use relevant technology in support of scientific inquiry.
|Content||EPCHEM314 Introduction to Chemistry and the Life Sciences covers:|
1. pure substances and mixtures.
2. atoms, molecules, and ions.
3. simple atomic models.
4. the periodic table.
5. chemical compounds, formulae, bonding and basic shapes of molecules.
6. simple chemical reactions.
7. chemical amounts and the mole concept.
9. solution studies.
10. carbon chemistry.
11. components of animal cells and their functions.
13. body systems and organs.
14. body functions and homeostasis.
15. important biochemical reactions.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Term for 1 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EPCHEM314|