Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week; 1 x one hour tutorial per week; up to 3 x one hour non-compulsory enrichment seminars within normal university hours during the semester. Total 51 hours. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
Study Period Commencement:
Summer Term, Semester 2
Students entering the subject through CHEM10006 Chemsitry for Biomedicine are strongly advised to contact the coordinator to discuss the subject and the background knowledge required.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
Students who have completed one of the following subjects may not also gain credit for this subject:
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Colette Boskovic
This subject covers key concepts associated with the synthesis and design of organic and inorganic molecules, molecular architecture and the energy transformations associated with chemical and physical processes. Topics covered include synthesis of simple polyfunctional organic compounds, thermodynamically controlled reactions of s-, p- and d- block elements and thermodynamics. In the last three weeks of the subject students will be able to choose between lecture modules with a focus on theory of advanced materials or biological chemistry. These topics have applications in drug discovery, chemical industry, nanotechnology, and energy harnessing through conventional and alternative energy sources.
Upon completion of this subject students should:
Five short tests each of duration up to 90 minutes conducted on-line using the learning management system (LMS) for a total of 20%; the tests will run at the end of weeks 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 and the mark for this component of the assessment will be based on the average of the four highest marks with each tests contributing equally to this component of the assessment. A three hour examination at the end of the semester will contribute 80% to the final grade.
P Atkins and J De Paula, Atkins’ Physical Chemistry, 10th Ed, Oxford University Press, 2014
M. Weller, T. Overton, J. Rourke and F. Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry, 6th Ed, Oxford University Press, 2014
J. Clayden, N. Greeves and S. Warren, Organic Chemistry, 2nd Ed, Oxford University Press, 2012
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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At the completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
It is recommended that students who plan to major in Chemistry to also have completed the following:
B-ENG Chemical Engineering stream |
B-ENG Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stream
Environmental Science major
Environments Discipline subjects
Master of Engineering (Biochemical)
Master of Engineering (Chemical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Chemical)
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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