Chemistry of Biological Systems I

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chemistry of Biological Systems I

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Assumed Knowledge: Maths B and One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA) Incompatible with 1023SCG Chemistry I and 1021SCG Chemistry 1A

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description:
    This course introduces the basic chemical principles that underlie biological systems. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of selected chemistry concepts, principles and theories, with some application to biological phenomena. The foundation provided in this course will allow students to be able to further develop their chemistry knowledge and skills relevant to health and medical sciences in later years. Students will learn about how matter is classified and measured, atomic structure, bonding, biological molecules, chemical reactions, gases, energy, pH, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium and nuclear chemistry. There will be five laboratory sessions.

    Course Introduction
    This course introduces the basic chemical principles that underlie biological systems. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of selected chemistry concepts, principles, and theories, with some application to biological phenomena. The foundation provided in this course will allow students to be able to further develop their chemistry knowledge and skills relevant to health and medical sciences in later years. Students will learn about how matter is classified and measured, atomic structure, bonding, biological molecules, chemical reactions, gasses, energy, pH, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium and nuclear chemistry. There will be five laboratory sessions.

    Course Aims
    Chemistry of Biological Systems I is a first-year core course for students of the Griffith Foundation Year-Health. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic chemical principles that underlie biological systems. The course provides prerequisite knowledge for the subsequent course Chemistry of Biological Systems II, in addition to the health science-related courses which follow.
    The foundation provided in this course will allow students to be able to further develop their chemistry knowledge and skills relevant to health and medical sciences in later years.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

    1  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of selected concepts, principles and theories of chemistry, with some application to chemical and biological phenomena;
    2  Demonstrate competency in simple analytical laboratory skills;
    3  Apply principles of chemistry to problem solving tasks;
    4  Undertake other science courses with chemistry requirements
    2.3. Graduate Attributes

Course Disclaimer

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.