Chemistry for Living Systems
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Chemistry, Life Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionChemistry for Living Systems provides students with a solid foundation in chemistry required for further study in biomedical, exercise, sport and health science. The curriculum covers atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions & equilibria, chemical compounds, stoichiometry, types of reactions such as Redox and Acid/Base and thermodynamics. It also has a substantial organic chemistry component as well as basic mathematics skills. This subject aims to teach students the basic components of biological, physical and organic chemistry.Learning Objectives1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic laws, concepts, principles and processes of Chemistry that underpin health and medical sciences.2. Apply this knowledge and understanding to problems requiring qualitative explanation or solution.3. Solve relevant chemical/mathematical problems.4. Locate information relating to various chemical topics and interpret appropriate data.5. Develop confidence in predicting reactivity and solubility based on sound chemical knowledge.6. Demonstrate competence in basic laboratory safety and techniques such as pipetting, solution preparation, UV/VIS Spectroscopy, titrations.
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.