Foundation Chemistry - NATS0002

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 3 20 (10) Aaron Hillier checkmark-circle


This module will cover chemical concepts and principles. Through lectures and workshops, student will learn about atoms and states of matter, valence and bonding, basic chemical reactions, molecular shapes and isomerism, writing chemical equations and thermodynamics. The application of these principles in chemistry, forensic science, biological and exercise science will be explored in workshops, illustrating their fundamental importance in the natural sciences.


Contact hours

Private Study: 170
Contact Hours: 30
Total: 200

Method of assessment

• Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Moodle Quiz 2 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Moodle Quiz 3 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Moodle Quiz 4 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Problem Solving and Data Analysis – 10%
• Examination (2 Hours) – 50%

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts of atoms, molecules, and states of matter;
2. Demonstrate knowledge of understanding of basic valences, bonding and molecular interactions;
3. Demonstrate elementary knowledge and understanding of organic compounds, shapes and basic isomerism and reactivity;
4. Understand, write and balance chemical equations.


  1. Credit level 3. Foundation level module taken in preparation for a degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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