CHM110 Chemistry for Medical Science (8)

In this subject, students will be introduced to current theories of the nature of atoms, molecules and bonding to explain the behaviour of bulk matter. Students will apply their mathematical skills with respect to chemical relationships and processes. This subject provides foundational knowledge for medical science, including clinical chemistry.


Micro Session 4 (52)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CHM110. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Assumed Knowledge


Subject Relationships

CHM104 CHM110 is equivalent to CHM104 without the laboratory practicals.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use and apply the language of chemistry;
  • be able to calculate chemical amounts of matter;
  • be able to apply known physical laws and solve related calculations;
  • be able to describe molecular behaviour of matter that explains observed macroscopic properties;
  • be able to describe states of matter with respect to bonding;
  • be able to calculate equilibrium relationships;
  • be able to describe relevant acids and bases and solve calculations; and
  • be able to identify and calculate quantities of matter in solutions.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to chemistry;
  • The atom;
  • Reaction stoichiometry;
  • Atomic energy, bonding and structure;
  • Gases;
  • Equilibria and aspects of thermodynamics;
  • Solutions and osmotic pressure and its measurements; and
  • Acid/base equilibria.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.