Foundations in Chemistry
Rhedir gan School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credyd neu 5.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Gwyndaf Roberts
This module aims to make that students with little or no background in chemistry are secure in the essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of chemistry that are of particular importance in the medical sciences. Students will review the different areas of physical, inorganic and organic chemistry in a biomedical context. They will develop their interest in chemistry and become confident in using chemical nomenclature and concepts in future modules.
During the course of this module students will explore the following topics:
- Atomic Structures and the Periodic Table.
- Bonding in chemistry
- Amount of substance.
- Acids and bases
- Fundamental organic chemistry.
Threshold (40%). Knowledge and understanding of the content covered in the course is basic; Problems of a routine nature are generally adequately solved; Transferable skills are at a basic level
Good (~60%). Knowledge base covers all essential aspects of subject matter dealt with in the programme and shows good evidence of enquiry beyond this. Conceptual understanding is good. Problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature are solved in a logical manner; solutions are generally correct and acceptable. Performance in transferable skills is sound and shows no significant deficiencies.
Excellent (>70%). Knowledge base is extensive and extends well beyond the work covered in the programme. Conceptual understanding is outstanding. Problems of a familiar and unfamiliar nature are solved with efficiency and accuracy; problem-solving procedures are adjusted to the nature of the problem. Performance in transferable skills is generally very good
Students will be able to predict the bonding and properties of a molecule based on the atomic structure of its components and their position in the Periodic Table.
Students should be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the Mole and its use in straightforward chemical calculations.
Students will be able to describe what acid and basic substances are, how these qualities are imparted, and how they react together.
Students will understand the important role of carbon in biological macro-molecules.
|ARHOLIAD||End of module exam||
Students will sit an exam consisting of two sections covering all topics discussed in the lectures: (A) MCQ style questions; (B) short answer exam questions. This exam will be available online.
|GWAITH CWRS||Academic Poster||
Students will produce a scientific poster on a given topic (a magnificent molecule) which will then be marked against criteria shared beforehand.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
10 x 2 hour lectures.
Please note, for 2021/22, a blended learning style of delivery may be used. Students unable to attend Bangor University campus will be able to follow all aspects of the teaching online. On-campus teaching may be integrated, subject to Covid-19 related restrictions.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
All resources needed to complete this module are provided. Computers can be accessed in multiple locations across the university. All teaching materials will be available on Blackboard. Completed assignments will be uploaded onto Turnitin through Blackboard. Limited number of textbooks will be available through the University library.
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/mse-1024.html
Crowe, J. and Bradshaw, T. (2010). Chemistry for the biosciences. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Blackman, A., Bridgeman, A., Laurie, G., Southam, D., Thompson, C. and Williamson, N. (2016). Chemistry: Core Concepts. 1st ed. Wiley.