Access to Science, Engineering and Nursing: Chemistry ADED11406E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to Chemistry, focusing on the key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in Biomedical, Life Science and Physical Science subjects.


Blocks 1 and 2

3 hours per week for 22 weeks, plus 1 revision week

Mondays, 18.30-21.30

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses



A total of 4 in-class tests and/or lab reports (each weighted at 12.5%, totalling 50%)


60-minute final examination (50%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to enable students to put in place basic Chemistry understanding and skills needed for Level 1 undergraduate study in Biomedical, Life Science and Physical Science degrees

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Explain the concepts involved in basic Chemistry ideas (for example, elements, compounds, boding, reactions, molecular structure)

■ Solve numerical calculation involving reactions, the mole, etc, as needed for Level 1 Science courses

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.