SLE133 - Chemistry in Our World
2023 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Online
|Previously coded as:||
SLE131 and SLE150
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
Trimester 1: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per trimester, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
Trimester 2: Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 x 1 hour online classes per week, 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per trimester, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.
Students must attend and participate in practical activities at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) campus or Burwood (Melbourne) campus on the scheduled days in the intensive week (typically week 11).
Students in Bachelor of Science courses (S320, D331, D311, 321, D304) with high (30 or more) achievement in VCE chemistry (or equivalent) are recommended to choose SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences rather than the more foundational unit SLE133 Chemistry in our World. Students without a high achievement in VCE chemistry (or equivalent) are recommended to choose SLE133. Students in S323 with a background of high achievement in VCE Chemistry 3 and 4 (or equivalent) may choose to replace SLE133 Chemistry in Our World with an elective unit.
SLE133 is a foundation unit designed to develop and consolidate student understanding and skills in basic chemistry. The learning and assessment activities provide students with the opportunity to study atoms, molecules, and ions, how they change during a chemical reaction and how bonding affects properties like intermolecular interactions, boiling points, ease of evaporation and the ability of substances to dissolve in water. Students will engage in laboratory work to develop their hands on skills in chemical safety, measurement and their ability to perform calculations related to substance measurement. Students will then apply these concepts of bonding, chemical change and measurement to determine the acidity and basicity of substances.
This unit can be taken as a stand-alone unit for students who need some awareness of chemistry to broaden their degree or can be taken as a foundation for further studies in biochemistry, chemistry, and related areas like food and nutrition, molecular biology and science education.
To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the practical component, in addition to the normal requirement of at least 50% overall for the unit.
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