SLE155 - Chemistry for the Professional Sciences


2021 unit information

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

SLE133, or VCE Chemistry units 3 and 4.

Students undertaking this unit as part of H718 Master of Dietetics pre-requisites must pass SLE155 and SLE133 at Deakin. Credit will not be granted for VCE Chemistry units 3 and 4.



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Study commitment

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

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Taught in intensive blocks: 3 x 1 hour online workshop per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester on campus at Burwood (Melbourne) and Waurn Ponds (Geelong).


SLE155 builds on the student’s previous chemistry knowledge about atoms, molecules, properties, reactions, measurement and acidity. Students will extend their knowledge to more advanced chemical naming, structures, and hypervalent bonding. They will be introduced to additional topics such as, chemical equilibria, solution chemistry, simple organic compounds, chirality and thermochemistry.

This unit will lead to further studies in biochemistry, chemistry, and related areas like food and nutrition, molecular biology and science education. This unit can also be taken as an elective unit for students who want a broader knowledge of chemistry to enhance their degree.

Hurdle requirement

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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