Chemistry 1 (8773.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC College, Bruce, ACT
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate good laboratory practice when working with chemicals either individually or in a group setting;
2. Apply skills in setting up simple experiments to understand some of the important basic chemical principles; and
3. Demonstrate skills in predicting the chemical behaviours of a variety of elements and compounds from their understanding of the structure and reactivity of matter.
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|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2023||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2024||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
|2024||UC College, Bruce, ACT||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Robert Berthon|
Interactive General Chemistry Atoms First
Jessica White, Brian Anderson, Brandon Green and Mildred Hall
First Edition| ©2021
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Weekly homework will be submitted electronically through Macmillan Learn, all other assessment items except the Final Assessment are to be submitted in hard copy. It is strongly recommended that you have an electronic back up copy. The Final Assessment will be submitted through Canvas.
The University's position is that artificial intelligence (AI) services must not to be used for assessment or assessment preparation by students unless explicitly allowed in the assessment instructions for an assessment task. As no assessment items in this unit allow the use of AI, the submission of your Assessments will be considered a declaration by you that it is entirely your own work (or that of your group for group assessments), and has been prepared without the assistance of anyone else or the use of AI programs including but not limited to ChatGPT, Quillbot, Wordtune, Tome and DALL-E.
Special assessment requirements
It is compulsory for students to attend all tutorials, workshops and all laboratory sessions. If a student is unable to attend due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, a medical certificate or other appropriate supporting documentation must be supplied to the unit convener prior to, or within three days after the missed session. Failure to attend at least 80% of the tutorials, workshops and laboratory sessions without a medical certificate or similar documentation can result in failure in the unit.
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item listed below:
In order to pass this unit, students are required to:
1. Achieve a mark of at least 40% in the final assessment; and
2. Obtain a mark of 50% or better overall.
Students are encouraged to consult the unit convenor for any special considerations in relation to assessment requirements. Without prior arrangement or consultation with the unit convenor, penalties for late submission or "no-show" at assessment times will be imposed. Extensions for assignment work must be applied for through the unit convenor.
Refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
Students in their last semester of study may be eligible to sit a supplementary exam or assessment to gain a pass grade. This opportunity is available only if
- student’s mark in that unit is 45% or above but less than the pass mark
- the unit is their last unit to complete the Diploma.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The 150 hours include time spent in classes. The unit occupies a total of 15 weeks including the examination period. Therefore it is expected that you should spend about 10 hours per week for this unit. This might be broken up as follows:
|Journal Preparation||1 hours|
|Private study including required reading||2 hours|
Students should attend all classes.
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Participation in laboratory/practical classes is a compulsory condition of this unit, and attendance will be recorded. The pre-lab quizzes on canvas must be completed prior to attending each laboratory/practical session. You must participate in at least 80% of laboratory and tutorial classes to pass this unit (ie. at least 10 out of 12 classes). In the event that you cannot attend your assigned laboratory class due to illness or unavoidable commitments, contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible.
Required IT skills
You should know how to navigate on-line websites and be able to use standard software packages such as Word and Excel.
This is a HECS supported unit. However, Student Services and Amenities (SSAF) fees must be paid prior to the census date.
Laboratory coats are available from UC shop.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves working in a Chemistry laboratory. Lab safety requirements are in the lab manual and on-line in Canvas.
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convener's control could result in changes to the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials and practicals (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.
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