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CH1601   Organic and Biological Chemistry 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Lectures: 11.00 am, Practical classes: One per week 2.00 to 5.00 pm

The module includes lectures on the structure, stereochemistry and nomenclature of simple organic compounds, fundamental organic reaction mechanisms, organic functional groups and their reactions, introductory bioorganic chemistry, and organic spectroscopy.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must have passed Higher or A-level Chemistry at Grade B or above or other equivalent qualification.

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH1202

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 x 3-hour afternoon practical.

Scheduled learning hours: 80

Guided independent study hours: 120

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, 1-hour Practical Examination = 5%, Coursework = 35%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 5%
Coursework: 35%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing 1-hour Practical Examination = 5%, Existing Coursework = 35%


Module teaching staff: Prof D Philp, Prof A D Smith, Prof R J M Goss