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SLE311 - Chemical Hazards

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

Trevor Thornton


SLE212 or SLE222 or one level 2 or level 3 chemistry unit



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit covers the chemistry of hazardous substances; fire and explosion; oxidants; corrosive agents; gases and vapours; toxic substances; biohazards; regulatory aspects; legislation; exposure standards; material safety data sheets; air sampling and applications of chemical analysis, including spectrometry, chromatography, asbestos counting, direct reading instruments and quality control in chemical analysis, biological monitoring and biohazards. It also provides the basis for understanding of the investigation of accidents and crime involving chemicals such as fire and explosion.


Examination 60%, 3 x online quizzes (multiple choice and short answer) (10% each) 30%, online practical 10%

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