Short courses
Life & Physical Sciences

Foundation Chemistry by Blended Learning

This course helps you into the first year of an undergraduate degree at Teesside University that includes level 3 chemistry as an entry requirement.You study atoms and molecules, bonding and chemical reactions, quantitative chemistry and basic organic chemistry. Delivered by blended learning, it’s ideal if you are unable to attend classes at the University on a weekly basis. You have access to detailed learning materials and solved problems to help you study the core topics. An online tutor is available if you require help and guidance with your learning.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Monday 1 July 2019
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

Contact details

Further information

Blended learning is ideal if you are unable to attend classes at the University on a weekly basis. You have access to detailed learning materials to help you study the core topics in a way that suits you. An online tutor is available if you require help and guidance with your learning.

Key dates
Online enrolment
: From 1 July 2019
Experimental skills day: Wednesday 17 July 2019
Examination: Wednesday 7 August 2019
*Please note that the experimental skills day and the examination are compulsory and require attendance at Teesside University's Middlesbrough campus.*

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Where you study

This course is delivered by blended learning. Resources will be made available online, but you must attend Teesside University's Middlesbrough campus for an experimental skills day on Wednesday 17 July and an examination on Wednesday 7 August.

What you study

Key chemical Concepts
- Atomic structure and the Periodic Table, electron configurations related to periodic properties.
- Chemical Bonding
- Acids, Bases and calculation of pH values using [H+] concentrations
- Le Chatelier’s principle.

Energy
- Definition of the property of Enthalpy and related calculations using Formation Enthalpies and Hess‘s Law

Organic Chemistry
- Organic compounds: structure, nomenclature and structural isomerism
- Polymerisation reactions: addition & condensation reactions

Inorganic Chemistry
- Redox reactions and oxidation states
- Chemistry of the main block

How you are assessed

Formative Assessment:
The learning materials include a series of self-assessment questions and answers at the end of each lesson to allow for progression of learning. Formative assessment is further provided by five tutor marked assessments for the student to complete and submit for marking. The formative assessments provide students with an opportunity to receive feedback and prepare for the summative assessment. Feedback in the form of email or telephone contact is available to the student.

Summative Assessment: Written Examination (100%). The examination will consist of a series of short answer question that will cover the theoretical aspects of the module.

Entry requirements

Prerequisite: GCSE mathematics or equivalent.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 3, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Monday 1 July 2019
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

Contact details

Further information