Syllabus Overview for HCHEM-452-DL Introduction to Chemistry for Health Professionals

3 Credits

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

This course does not have a lab. If you are looking for a Chemistry course with a lab, consider our Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2 courses. 

Course Materials

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Topics You Will Study

  • Measurements, Matter and Energy
  • Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
  • Molarity and Chemical Reactions
  • Gases and Solutions
  • Acids and Bases
  • Nuclear Chemistry 
  • Organic Chemistry Basics
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Amino Acids, Proteins, and Enzymes

General Course Activities/How to Plan Your Time

Work is organized into modules of 1-2 weeks in length.
All activities are fully asynchronous—there are no required meeting times. Our format allows flexibility so you can fit the following course learning activities into your schedule:
  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Weekly homework
  • Weekly discussions
Most students dedicate 10-15 hours/week to the course.

We recommend planning several 1-2 hour study blocks throughout the week and checking into the course daily once the discussions begin.

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.) D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system recommendations.

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