Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Assumed prior knowledge: 1023SCG Chemistry I OR 1001ENV Chemistry I OR 1001EAS Chemistry 1 OR Year 12 Chemistry AND Year 12 Mathematics B OR 1503ENG Physics and Chemistry
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
The course will discuss chemical properties and the mechanisms of chemical change, with everyday examples from environmental science and medicine. The principles of chemical thermodynamics, organic chemistry, biological chemistry and chemical reactions and properties in solution will be reinforced by a laboratory program. Tutorial assignments will be used to develop problem solving skills. Assessment is by laboratory reports, mid-semester examination and end of semester examination.
The course will discuss chemical properties and the mechanisms of organic compounds and chemical change, with everyday examples from environmental science and medicine. The principles of chemical thermodynamics, organic chemistry, biological chemistry and chemical reactions and properties in solution will be reinforced by a laboratory program.
Course practical activities are undertaken in a laboratory environment and involve interaction with chemical and equipment hazards. These activities have been assessed and controlled to an acceptable level of risk for learning and teaching.
Tutorial assignments will be used to develop problem solving skills.
Assessment is by laboratory reports, online quizzes, mid-trimester examination and end of trimester examination.
Chemistry is the scientific study of matter and the inter-conversions of natural and synthetic materials. It is concerned with understanding and predicting the behaviour of these materials in terms of atomic and molecular structure and the discovered laws of nature. This course provides a basic knowledge of chemical properties and relationships and the mechanisms of chemical change in an environmental and biological context. It provides a firm base for future studies in Organic Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science and Applied Biology and Medicinal Chemistry.
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
1 Grasp fundamental knowledge in organic chemistry, including the naming, the physical and chemical properties of organic compounds, the basic synthesis, separation and characterization principle and methods of organic compounds.
2 Understand and master certain fundamental chemical properties, relationships and transformations in physical chemistry
3 Logically approach chemical problems and resolve them in terms of fundamental principles
4 Understand simple environmental and biological problems in terms of chemical concepts
5 Competently and safely undertake simple qualitative and quantitative laboratory tasks. Record experimental results, perform simple calculations and write short laboratory reports in a scientific style.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.