Full Title:Fundamental Chemistry
Module Code:CHEM S7Z04
 
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Description:• To provide an environment where the students are encouraged to acquire an inquiring, investigative approach to chemistry and to develop their competence and confidence • To train students in basic laboratory skills and Good Laboratory Practice • To help students to learn some fundamental aspects of chemistry especially chemical terminology and conventions, the periodic table, formulae, basic principles and laws of chemistry and their applications and scope • To encourage students to appreciate the complexity and applications of chemistry in the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry • To train students in concise, accurate and neat experimental report writing.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe the basis of Atomic Theory and Bonding
  2. Define and relate atoms, molecules, moles, molar mass and molarity
  3. Use the basic principles of stoichiometry
  4. Explain how to perform dilutions and carry out volumetric analysis
  5. Perform basic laboratory skills and apply Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to chemistry
Matter and Measurement, Basic structure of the atom, Introduce the Periodic table
Atomic theory
Atomic theory and structure, Electronic structure and configuration of atoms and ions.
Bonding
Types of bonding,Intra and Intermolecular attractions, Electronegativity, Polarity,atomic and ionic radii, Periodic trends
Stoichiometry and chemical reactions
Moles, molecules and mass; definitions, calculations and formulae. Limiting reagents, percentage yields and molarity
Concentrations and Dilutions
Determination of solution concentrations and dilutions, PH scale
Volumetric analysis
Introduce simple titrations; acid and base titrations and calculations
Laboratory practicals
Introduction to basic laboratory skills: 1.General laboratory skills - balances and weighing (pipettes/burettes/volumetric flasks), Making solutions of known concentration and dilutions, Accuracy and Precision,PH, Filtration 2. Gravimetric analysis 3. Volumetric Analysis - Acid and Base titrations, Apparatus, calculations and use of indicators
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work10.00%
Practical40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Theory Assessment 1,2,3 10.00 0 0 Week 6 0
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation Basic Laboratory skills assessment 3,4,5 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 7.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • S. Zumdahl 2010, Basic Chemistry, 7th Ed., Houghton Mifflin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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DK_SAPBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Bioscience 1 Mandatory
659 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Bioscience 1 Mandatory
DK_SPHAR_7 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 1 Mandatory
Dk_SPHAR_6 Higher Certificate in Science 1 Mandatory
Dk_SAPBI_6 Higher Certificate in Science 1 Mandatory