This is a one semester unit of study designed to provide (i) a suitable foundation for subsequent units of study such as biochemistry, animal nutrition, physiology and pharmacology, and (ii) a chemical background that will aid in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of disease. It covers chemical theory, inorganic, physical and organic chemistry with many examples from biological areas. It pre-supposes a satisfactory prior knowledge of HSC Chemistry. A total of 39 hours of lectures comprising 18 lectures in inorganic and physical chemistry and 21 lectures in organic chemistry. Students wishing to enrol in CHEM1405 who do not have the assumed chemical knowledge are advised to consult the School of Chemistry for information about a bridging course.
Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week; one 3 hour practical per week for 8 weeks.
Theory examination (60%), laboratory work (15%), online assignments (10%) and continuous assessment quizzes (15%)
A booklist is available from the First Year Chemistry website. http://sydney.edu.au/science/chemistry/firstyear