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CHEM6011 - Biological Chemistry 1

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Title:Biological Chemistry 1
Long Title:Biological Chemistry 1
Module Code:CHEM6011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Chemistry
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2023
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: ROSAMUND HOURIHANE
Module Description: This module introduces the students to the fundamentals of atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, stoichiometric calculations and thermochemistry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe fundamental principles of atomic theory and chemical bonding
LO2 Outline the main features of the periodic table of the elements
LO3 Perform basic stoichiometric calculations
LO4 Perform some basic calculations regarding heat changes
LO5 Use a range of chemical equipment and techniques to perform basic laboratory procedures
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
12915 CHEM6011 Biological Chemistry 1
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None specified
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Atomic Theory and Periodic Table
Sub-atomic particles, electronic structure of atoms, structure of the periodic table, classification of the elements, trends in properties of elements
Chemical Bonding
Ionic and covalent bonds, valance bond theory, intermolecular forces, hybridisation, shapes of molecules and ions, relevant examples
Stoichiometry
Balanced equations, the mole, solutions, concentration calculations
Thermochemistry
First law of thermodynamics, Hess’s Law, heats of reaction, calorimetry, enthalpy changes, bond energies
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Theory assessment. Typical content examined: atomic theory, periodic table and chemical bonding 1,2 20.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions Theory assessment. Typical content examined: atomic theory, periodic table, chemical bonding, stoichiometry and thermochemistry 1,2,3,4 30.0 Week 13
Practical/Skills Evaluation Performance of practicals with associated reports and calculations 3,4,5 50.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material and problem solving 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical skills development 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Theory review and exam practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material and problem solving 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical skills development 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Theory review and exam practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brown T.E., Le May H.E. Jr., Bursten B.E., Murphy C., Woodward P., Stoltzfus M.E. 2017, Chemistry the Central Science, 14th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780134414232]
  • McMurry J.E., Fay R.C., Robinson J.K. 2015, Chemistry, 7th Ed., Pearson US [ISBN: 9780321940872]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Petrucci, R.H., Herring, G.F., Madura, J.D., Bissonnette, C. 2016, General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 11th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780132931281]
  • Freemantle M.H. 1995, Chemistry in Action, Macmillan [ISBN: 9780333565155]
  • Sackheim, G.I. 2008, Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students, 9th Ed., Cummings [ISBN: 9780805395716]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SAGBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences 1 Mandatory
CR_SBISC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science 1 Mandatory
CR_SHERB_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Science 1 Mandatory
CR_SNHSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science 1 Mandatory
CR_SPHBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 1 Mandatory
CR_SAGBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Agri-Biosciences 1 Mandatory
CR_SBIBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology 1 Mandatory
CR_SFSTE_7 Bachelor of Science in Food and Health Science 1 Mandatory
CR_SCEBS_8 Common Entry Biological Sciences 1 Mandatory
CR_SBIOS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biosciences 1 Mandatory

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