Courses & Units

Chemistry for Life Sciences KRA161

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

This unit cannot be studied co-currently with KRA001 Foundation Chemistry. These units are mutually exclusive.

Satisfactory completion of the laboratory component is an essential requirement for students to pass this unit.

Introduction

This unit explores the chemistry of skeletal muscles - bonding and interactions that allow muscles to work, and nutrient cycles - carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus - reactions and their conditions. Through these themes, this unit covers introductory chemistry for students with no previous knowledge of chemistry who intend to study science, particularly the biological sciences.

This unit can either be undertaken fully on campus with fortnightly laboratory sessions or off-campus – (online) with a lab workshop at the end of semester.  Tutorials, on campus or online, are compulsory and attendance is monitored. It is a requirement that the student indicate their preference at the start of semester.

Summary

Unit name Chemistry for Life Sciences
Unit code KRA161
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator

Dr Susan Turland

Teaching staff

Dr Curtis Ho

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010599 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,701.00

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KRA161 is mutually exclusive with KRA121.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hr tutorial workshop and either 2.5 hrs practical fortnightly (6 wks) or 2-3 workshop days during semester

Assessment

1-hr mid-semester test (10%), fortnightly online tests (30%), 3-hr end-of-semester exam (50%), Creative assignment (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

Recommended

Booktopia textbook links

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