Course Title: Chemistry Theory and Laboratory 1C

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chemistry Theory and Laboratory 1C

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Dr John Farrell

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2123

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 3.2.15

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students should have a pass in year 12 VCE Chemistry an equivalent course or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic facts and principles of analytical and inorganic chemistry, fundamental laboratory skills for the practice of analytical and inorganic chemistry, and to develop students’ problem-solving skills.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completion of the course, students should be able to:
• demonstrate a sense of responsibility for their own learning
• demonstrate a systematic approach to analytical and inorganic chemistry and be able to solve problems relating to scientific applications;
• apply a range of fundamental laboratory skills relating to observation, measurement and synthesis, appropriate to first year studies.
• work as part of a team in tutorial and laboratory sessions;
• critically interpret experimental results, and produce laboratory reports;
• understand the importance of laboratory risk-assessment strategies and safe handling of chemicals and equipment, as well as health, occupational and environmental issues,

Overview of Learning Activities

Lecture/ tutorials, practical laboratories, assignments, private study.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided with lists of relevant texts, library resources (Including appropriate journals) and freely accessible Internet sites. Other material will be provided in class.

Overview of Assessment

Laboratory reports contribute to the assessment in this course. End of semester examinations test a student’s comprehension of the concepts and material presented in classes.