CHEM502 – Organic Chemistry for Applied Science

Module code
Module title
Organic Chemistry for Applied Science
To enable students to gain a theoretical understanding and practical skills in organic chemistry and biochemistry underpinning further study in applied sciences.
  • SX1707
  • SX1709
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Name and classify organic compounds.
Describe properties and chemical reactions of specific functional groups.
Describe structures, properties and roles of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Explain the action of enzymes and factors affecting enzyme activity.
-Structures, nomenclature, properties and reactions of hydrocarbons
-Structures, nomenclature, properties, synthesis and reactions of specific functional groups
-Industrial applications of organic chemistry (fuels, polymers, synthesis of medicines)
-Laboratory methods for organic synthesis including distillation, reflux and purification
-The principle and use of chromatography as a laboratory method
-Isomerism (structural isomers, cis and trans isomers, E and Z isomers and optical isomers)
-Structure, properties and roles of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
-Action of enzymes and factors affecting enzyme activity
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence100