PREP1010 - The Secret Life of Matter: Foundation Chemistry

Chemistry is known as "the central science" and most, if not all, science-based degrees require some understanding of chemistry — even if it's not explicitly taught as a subject.

Students planning on enrolling in any science or health-based degrees are expected to have chemistry as their "assumed knowledge".

This online course aims to provide students with the background knowledge and skills to engage with scientific concepts in their foundation studies programs.  If you are intending to study at undergraduate level, you should choose the on-campus PREP9400 Introduction to Undergraduate Chemistry.

Topics covered include:

  • Elements and compounds
  • Atoms and molecules
  • Chemical reactions
  • Chemical calculations, including using scientific calculators

This course is appropriate for students wishing to enrol in undergraduate or foundation-level programs.

How to enrol

To register for PREP1010 The Secret Life of Matter: Foundation Chemistry you need to visit Open Education Blackboard and Self Enrol.

You will need to create an account for Open Education Blackboard using your UON student number as your username.  Please use these instructions if you need help.

Do not use Internet Explorer to complete your enrolment or access the course — Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome are preferred.

After you have self-enrolled you can log in to the course via the Open Education Blackboard link above or simply search for 'Open Education Blackboard' via your internet browser.