ESSENTIALS OF CHEMISTRY
Credit points: 15
Essentials of Chemistry is an introductory subject for students with minimal background or no previous study in chemistry. The subject introduces chemistry topics with a real-world focus that prepares students to advance to further studies in chemistry and related fields of science. The subject will introduce and reinforce chemistry concepts, knowledge and skills that will enable students to apply chemical principles and practice during their science course and in future employment.
SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS
Subject Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HBFN, HBFNX, HOUA
Incompatible subjects CHE1CHF, CHE1GEN
Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity||Prescribed||Mahaffy, Bucat, Tasker, Kotz, Treichel, Weaver,||2nd International EDITION; ISBN: 0-176-10437-2.|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Communicate (including read and write) in the language of chemistry; interpreting and using chemical symbols, conventions and nomenclature.
- Online activities, quizzes, scenario based problems, home-based practicals
02. Apply concepts of chemical structure to explain the properties of matter, exploit different types of chemical reactions to create new molecules, and evaluate the extent to which reactions may occur.
- Online activities, quizzes, scenario based problems, discussion forum
03. Employ the scientific method that supports evidence-base practice.
- Home-based practicals and associated reports
04. Manipulate quantitative relationships to solve chemistry problems.
- Online activities, quizzes, scenario based problems.
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Online, 2017, OUA Study Period 4, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvan Robertson
One 1.0 hours block mode per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.
|Module Quizzes (1500 word equiv)||Quizzes at the end of each module to test content knowledge. Automatically graded and randomised from a bank of questions.||40||01, 02, 04|
|Scenario-based Problems (1250 word equiv)||A series of problems, related to the topics presented in each module.||30||01, 02, 04|
|Practical Exercises (750 word equiv)||Reports on activities to be conducted in a home context||20||01, 03|
|Topic discussions and peer review (500 word equiv)||Contribution to regular topic discussions and peer review||10||01, 02|