Chemistry Course Descriptions
- MED 10200
Principles of General Chemistry
Spring, 1st Year/5 credits
4 lecture, 1 recitation and 3 laboratory hours per week
Prerequisites: Highschool algebra, geometry, trigonometry and chemistry;
Duration: 15 weeks of lecture and recitation, 7 weeks of laboratory
Course Director: Khosrow Kashfi, Ph.D.
This is an intermediate course, which includes most of the topics covered in a traditional pre-med General Chemistry course, but delves more deeply into concepts and principles that will appear in the student's medical career. These involve acid-base behavior, some aspects of thermodynamics, and selected properties of liquids, gases and solutions, among others. Most of the principles and concepts taught are applied to biological systems. Mathematical techniques needed to understand the principles of chemistry are integrated into the course, and elementary physics concepts are reviewed.