Chemistry for Biologists (6 credits)

No matter which precise field of the Health Professions you intend to enter you will need to have an awareness of the role chemistry plays in health, and how that role is related to the field of the biologist. This unit starts ‘small’ with a basic knowledge of atomic structure, and builds steadily covering organic compounds and how inorganic reactions would occur in a laboratory. You will learn how the rate of chemical reactions can be modified and the principles behind risk assessment - a vital part of the study of chemistry. Finally you will learn how chemical and biological concepts are inextricably linked in theory by performing a written analysis of a chemical/biological resource.