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An introduction to biomedical chemistry including the nature of:
- orbitals and bonding;
- chirality and its relevance to biology and medicine;
- organic molecules and functional groups;
- their reactivity;
- the structure and reactivity of bio-polymers;
- properties of solutions;
- the bio-geo-chemical cycles of selected elements;
- energy acquisition, storage and transport;
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Understand the role of chemistry in biology, medicine and the environment;
- Illustrate how the individual concepts taught throughout this subject connect with each other to form a fundamental basis of the molecular sciences;
- Execute basic laboratory experiments; analyse and interpret experimental data and write laboratory reports;
- Apply health and safety regulations associated with the safe handling and disposal of laboratory chemicals;
- Describe the kinetics of chemical reactions and factors that affect rates of reactions;
- Outline the unique characteristics of carbon-based compounds including bonding, chirality, classification of important functional groups, and the biogeochemical cycle of carbon;
- Outline synthetic strategies to obtain carbon-based molecules; concepts of redox chemistry;
- Describe the structure and synthesis of common biological molecules;
- Outline basic energy concepts; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases and factors that determine their strengths;
- Identify the general scientific research process and how to critically analyse scientific data.
This subject encompasses particular generic skills so that on completion students should have developed skills relating to:
- the organization of work schedules that permit appropriate preparation time for tutorials, practical classes and examinations.
- the use of electronic forms of communication.
- the utilisation of computer-aided learning activities to enhance understanding.
- the performance of basic manipulations with laboratory equipment.
- the recording of observations, the analysis of information and the interpretation data within a laboratory setting.
- accessing information from the library employing both electronic and traditional means.
- working collaboratively with other students.
- the use of conceptual models.
- problem solving.
- critical thinking.
Last updated: 10 November 2023