At the end of the course the students are expected to have acquired knowledge and understanding of General and Inorganic Chemistry concepts that will allow them to interpret the biological phenomena at molecular level.
In particular, with reference to the Dublin Indicators, the student at the end of the course will have pursued and obtained the underreported targets.
Knowledge and understanding: the student will know the fundamental concepts of chemistry necessary to interpret at molecular level the biological phenomena.
Application of knowledge and understanding: the student will be able to apply the techniques learned during the lectures in calculations and will be able to tackle the most common chemical problems.
Communication skills: the student will be able to express using a correct formal language, verbally and in writing, chemical concepts and ideas.
Making judgements: with the intellectual tools provided in the course, the student will be able to use the principles of mass and charge conservation, to predict the molecular shape and the properties of molecules, and to analyse chemical reactions based on thermodynamic and kinetic considerations.
Learning skills: at the end of the course the students should have acquired the basic concepts of chemistry and should be able to study by themselves without problems on advanced level chemistry texts and be able to expand, with a good level of independence, their knoweldge in the field.