School of Bioscience


Kemi, miljöstörningar och hälsa G1N
Chemistry and Impacts on Environment and Health G1N
7.5 credits

Course Code: KE115G Subject: Chemistry
The Course Syllabus applies from: Jul 1, 2017 Main Field of Study: The course does not form a part of any main
field of study
Date of Approval: Apr 27, 2017 Disciplinary Domain: Natural Sciences
Version Number: 3.2 Academic Level: Basic level

1 Name, Scope and Level of the Course acidification, oxidative stress, combustion, the green-
The course is provided by the University of Skövde and house effect, heavy metals and organic toxic substan-
is named Chemistry and Impacts on Environment and ces. The course provides a basis for upcoming courses
Health G1N. It comprises 7.5 credits and is on Basic in bioscience.
level, the level of progression of the course is G1N.
4 Forms of Teaching
2 Objectives The teaching comprises lectures, group assignments,
After completed course the student should be able to: project work, presentations and seminars/group discus-
• explain central chemical terms,
Depending on the study period, the language of tui-
• name basic chemical compounds and draw their
tion may be Swedish or English. Even if the teaching
structural formula,
is conducted in Swedish, some English may still occur.
• explain the basics behind chemical reactions,
5 Examination
• describe the presence, chemical reactions and The course is graded Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with
processes of natural and anthropogenic chemi- Distinction (VG).
cal substances that are considered to be a thre-
at to our environment or health and their conse- Registration of examination results:
quences, and Name of examination Credits Grading

• critically analyse news concerning environmen- Written examination1 4.5 hp/credits U/G/VG

tal chemistry in media. Project presentation 1.5 hp/credits U/G/VG
Individual assignment 1.5 hp/credits U/G/VG

3 Course Content 1 Determines the final grade of the course, which is issued only when
The course aims to provide fundamental knowledge all course units have been passed.
in chemistry. The course will also give an increased
understanding of natural and anthropogenic chemical
substances, their reactions and processes in our envi- 6 Admission Requirements
ronment and body and their consequences on our envi- The special prerequisite for this course, besides ba-
ronment and health. Chemistry and bioscience will be sic eligibility for university studies, is field eligibility
integrated in a thematic way and consider areas such as A14/15: Civics 1b / 1a1 +1a2, Mathematics 2a / 2b /

ED IS Every course at the University of Skövde belongs to National and local regulations for higher education H a subject. Science studies 2 or Civics A. was ratified by the Curriculum Committee for Biosci- ence Apr 27.2c. the content of which is totally or Lecture material . Disciplinary During and after the course there will be a follow- domain is a division which is used by the government up evaluation concerning the learning outcomes. The students’ experience and points of view constitute one part of the scrutiny and 8 Decision on the Course and Ratification of the are obtained through written group course evalua- Course syllabus tion/discussions. containing a course. 2017. Main Field of Study and Disciplinary Organic and Physical Chemistry G1F 7. J. terials Crowe. The students are to be informed about This course was approved by the Curriculum Commit. The disciplinary Further information will be available on the universi- SW domain of the course is Natural Sciences.. ty’s website before a course is provided. the outcome of these as well as possible decisions con- tee for Bioscience Apr 23. partly equivalent to the content of this course. A main field of study is an area in which a degree can be awarded. e g: ence studies B (or the equivalent). 2015. & Bradshaw. Mathematics B. are available on the university’s website. The course is not a part of any main field 10 Additional Information O M of study at the University of Skövde. General Chemistry G1N 7. The for the allocation of recsources for studies at under. (2014). ISBN 9780199662883.5 credits SL AT Domain Environmental Chemistry for Teachers G2F 15 credits IO The course forms a part of the academic subject area N FR of Chemistry. Chemistry for the 9 Restrictions biosciences: The essential concepts. (3rd ed) Oxford: This course cannot constitute a part of a degree also Oxford University Press. improving the course.5 credits TR Basic Chemistry G1N 15 credits AN 7 Subject. It is valid from Jul 1. T. Sci. main objective of the follow-up is to contribute to graduate level and advanced level. up and quality assurance. This course syllabus cerning steps to be taken. 2016. The division of subjects is used for follow. 2017 and 11 Course Literature and Other Educational Ma- replaces the course syllabus ratified Dec 8.