FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY

EDU0SC4

2020

Credit points: 5

Subject outline

This subject introduces student to foundational chemistry concepts to enable future study in general university programs including Nursing, Allied Health, Education and Science degrees. Beginning with an introduction to Atomic Theory and to the Periodic Table the subject examines bonding, chemical reactions and variables that affect reaction rates, mostly presented through a number of real life examples. Students apply the Scientific Method to design an experiment and present their findings in a short practical report.

SchoolEducation

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 0 - Enabling Program

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and categorise the properties of substances and predict their reactions to different chemical environments.
02. Explain the structure of the atom and its relation to the periodic table.
03. Identify and apply the principles of the scientific method to design an experiment.
04. Report on the outcome of an experiment according to discipline conventions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 18 - 24
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 18 to week 24 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quiz (250 word equivalence)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Experiment Design Assessment (500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
Short report on experiment findings (500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2020, Online study period 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn O'Dwyer

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Online quiz (250 word equivalence)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Experiment Design Assessment (500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
Short report on experiment findings (500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4