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Orientation Chemistry 1 (EQU011)

Organisational Unit Veterinary Medicine
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is an introduction to the study of chemistry. The basic concepts of chemistry and basic calculations of molecular mass and the mole concept are covered including reaction equations and stoichiometry.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the unit, students should be able to:
1. confirm understanding of the topic in question.
2. demonstrate ability to read and critically analyse the meaning and nature of the question.
3. promote research and referencing ability.
4. demonstrate safety in the laboratory including emergency and remedial situations.
5. demonstrate skills development on application of laboratory procedure and experimental techniques.
6. demonstrate ability to translate text/ laboratory manual as practical laboratory procedure.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week; laboratories: six two-hour sessions.
Unit Learning Experiences The learning process includes a series of weekly sessions for the presentation of the academic content. Progressive assessment by way of short assignments, quick written quizzes, laboratory exercises and a final exam will provide both student progress information and final completion of the Unit. Some computer based input is included and the necessary skills for that component are provided as part of the academic content.
Assessment Quiz - A series of between 10 and 20 questions relevant to the current topic/stage of the Unit. The responses either by way of multiple choice or short narrative (written) answers. Expected duration not more than one hour including referencing/research time.
Laboratory - Practicals of approximately 2 hour duration in which students are introduced to laboratory procedures, safety and good experimental practice. Each practical involves an analytical study of part of the academic content of the Unit.
Final Examination - Two hour written examination containing a combination of short answer, multiple choice and a single topic analysis of approximately 300 words length.
Prerequisites This unit is restricted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who entered Veterinary or Biomedical Science through the Waardong program, or by permission from the Academic Chair.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Anne Barnes
Associate Professor Theriogenology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2643
e: A.Barnes@murdoch.edu.au
o: 260.2.033 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Associate Professor Anne Barnes
Associate Professor Theriogenology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2643
e: A.Barnes@murdoch.edu.au
o: 260.2.033 - Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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