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Foundations of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences 1 - CBMS107

Foundations of Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences 1 introduces students to the principles and practical aspects of the molecular sciences, from the smallest of chemical substances through to the molecules of life – the biomolecules. This unit does not assume prior knowledge of chemistry or biology and is ideal for any student that wants to understand the atomic and molecular world within and around them. It will commence with the language of chemistry by introducing atoms and molecules and elements and compounds and using representative inorganic and organic compounds, including biomolecules, to show how their structures, functions and reactions are described. It will build on this language to allow prediction of the reactivity, behaviour and function of different classes of compounds, with a focus on acids and bases and organic compounds including biomolecules. Contemporary applications will be highlighted to show the role of chemical and biomolecular sciences in our lives, now and in the future, including in helping to achieve a sustainable environment, understanding health and disease, and advancing new molecular technologies. Practical sessions and tutorials will reinforce learning throughout this unit.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Dr Damian Moran, Associate Professor Joanne Jamie



NCCW(s): CBMS103, CBMS603
Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Molecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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