Learning Outcomes


Detailed learning outcomes for each topic in the syllabus are available at the link below:

 

After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to demonstrate:

1an understanding of the concepts and language of general and physical chemistry
2an understanding of atomic theory, structure and bonding, energetics, equilibrium and the processes occurring in solution
3the ability to perform safe laboratory manipulations and to handle glassware            
4the ability to find and analyse information and judge its reliability and significance              
5the ability to communicate scientific information appropriately both orally and through written work
6the ability to engage in team and group work for scientific investigations and for the process of learning                  
7a sense of responsibility and independence as a learner and as a scientist
8basic skills in computing, numeracy and data handling

Mapping of Learning Outcomes and Assessment Tasks

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Summative Assessments

Assessment TaskPercentage MarkDue DateLearning Outcomes
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Tutorial Quiz 1 5 Week 5
(week starting Monday, 25 March 2019)
         
Tutorial Quiz 2 5 Week 9
(week starting Monday, 29 April 2019)
         
Tutorial Quiz 3 5 Week 12
(week starting Monday, 20 May 2019)
         
Lecture Quizzes 10 Continuous          
Examination 60 Exam Period          
Laboratory Attendance and Attitude 3 Continuous    
Pre-Laboratory Quizzes 3 Continuous            
Laboratory Log Book 4 Continuous        
Laboratory Skills 5 Continuous          


Formative Assessments

Assessment TaskDate AvailableLearning Outcomes
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ChemCAL Online Tutorials and Other Resources Always Available        
Tutorial Assignments Continuous          
Suggested Exam Questions Continuous          
Tutorial Worksheets Continuous      

Mapping of Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes

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Graduate AttributesLearning Outcomes

A Research and Inquiry
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A1. Apply scientific knowledge and critical thinking to identify, define and analyse problems, create solutions, evaluate opinions, innovate and improve current practices.          
A2. Gather, evaluate and deploy information relevant to a scientific problem.        
A3. Design and conduct investigations, or the equivalent, and analyse and interpret the resulting data.            
A4. Critically examine the truth and validity in scientific argument and discourse, and evaluate the relative importance of ideas.          
A5. Disseminate new knowledge and engage in debate around scientific issues.        
A6. Value the importance of continual growth in knowledge and skills, and recognise the rapid, and sometimes major, changes in scientific knowledge and technology.            

B Information Literacy
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B1. Use a range of searching tools (such as catalogues and databases) effectively and efficiently to find information.        
B2. Access a range of information sources in the science disciplines, for example books, reports, research articles, patents and company standards.        
B3. Critically evaluate the reliability and relevance of information in a scientific context.        
B5. Use information technology to gather, process, and disseminate scientific information.            

C Communication
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C1. Explain and present ideas to different groups of people in plain English.        
C2. Write and speak effectively in a range of contexts and for a variety of different audiences and purposes.            
C3. Use symbolic and non-verbal communication, such as pictures, icons and symbols as well as body language and facial expressions, effectively.        
C4. Present and interpret data or other scientific information using graphs, tables, figures and symbols.        
C5. Work as a member of a team, and take individual responsibility within the group for developing and achieving group goals.      
C6. Take a leadership role in successfully influencing the activities of a group towards a common goal.        

D Ethical, Social and Professional Understanding
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D1. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance and scope of ethical principles, both as a professional scientist and in the broader social context, and a commitment to apply these principles when making decisions.        
D2. Appreciate the importance of sustainability and the impact of science within the broader economic, environmental and socio-cultural context.        

E Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
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E1. Evaluate personal performance and development, recognise gaps in knowledge and acquire new knowledge independently.        
E2. Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to new situations and dealing with uncertainty.    
E4. Set achievable and realistic goals and monitor and evaluate progress towards these goals.          
E5. Demonstrate openness and curiosity when applying scientific understanding in a wider context.      
For more information on the graduate attributes developed in this unit, see unit outline.

Mapping of Threshold and Unit Learning Outcomes

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Threshold Learning OutcomesLearning Outcomes

1 Understanding science
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1.2 Explaining the role and relevance of science in society            

2 Scientific knowledge
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2.1 Demonstrating well-developed knowledge in at least one disciplinary area            

3 Inquiry and problem solving
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3.1 Gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of sources              
3.4 Collecting, accurately recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data          

4 Communication
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4.1 Communicating scientific results, information or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes              

5 Personal and professional responsibility
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5.1 Being independent and self-directed learners            
5.2 Working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context          
For more information on the threshold learning outcomes developed in this unit, see unit outline.