The module aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of chemistry needed to underpin advanced study in biology. This involves an understanding of the basic facts, concepts and terminology of chemistry relevant to modern biology.
The aims of the module are:
- To ensure that students obtain a broad understanding of basic concepts and terminology of chemistry;
- To enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding by conducting general practical experiments;
- To enable students to describe, explain and analyse at the entry level fundamental concepts relating to chemistry;
- To enhance students' knowledge of and interest in chemistry by preparing them for undergraduate study in the School of Biological Sciences.
On successful completion of the module a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry;
2. Record, calculate, analyse, interpret and present scientific data relating to chemistry;
3. Apply knowledge of chemistry to perform calculations, interpret data and analyse problems;
4. Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the fundamental principles of chemistry by clearly communicating ideas in writing;
5. Express complex concepts using accurate terminology in an appropriate academic style;
6. Demonstrate competence in (a) the analysis and interpretation of data and (b) written and verbal communication of experimental results.
Formulae, equations and amounts of substance
Bonding and structure
Inorganic chemistry and the periodic table
Modern analytical techniques relevant to biology
- Module Supervisor: Victoria Allen-Baume