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CH1020 - Preparatory Chemistry

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

Chemistry as a science discipline; chemistry and matter; Periodic Table; stoichiometry; bonding; acids and bases; kinetics; chemical equilibrium; chemistry and energy; redox reactions; carbon compounds.

Learning Outcomes

  • to acquaint students with basic chemical principles and terminology;
  • to give students an appreciation of the central relevance in science of the discipline of chemistry;
  • to introduce students to simple laboratory skills in chemistry;
  • to prepare students with limited background (or in need of remedial assistance) in the discipline to be able to undertake level 1 chemistry.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Assumed
Knowledge:
If you have a sound achievement or better in Senior Chemistry it is not recommended that you enrol in this subject.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 6, Block
Census Date 21-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 18-Jun-2012 to 13-Jul-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell
Lecturers: Dr Mark Payne, Assoc. Professor Michael Liddell.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (30%); laboratory performance and write-ups (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Murray Davies
Lecturers: Dr Murray Davies, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden, Empro Richard Keene.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals - The practical sessions will be run as a block in the mid Study Period break.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (30%); laboratory performance and write-ups (20%).

Townsville, Study Period 3, Block
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
Face to face teaching 19-Jan-2012 to 15-Feb-2012
Coordinator: Dr Murray Davies
Lecturers: Dr Murray Davies, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden, Empro Richard Keene.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • 18 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (30%); practical performance and reports (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.