CHM111 Math, statistics, physics and advanced chemistry for Medical Science (8)

This subject is a continuation of the study of the fundamentals of chemistry. Students will learn the underlying principles behind rates of chemical change, oxidation/reduction and electrochemistry; and be introduced to organic chemistry, with some specific applications to medical science. The subject will also include some basic statistics and physics as necessary for the understanding of medical science and the techniques used in medical science laboratories.


Micro Session 5 (72)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CHM111. 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



Subject Relationships

CHM107 CHM111 contains a significant component of CHM107 plus extra theory, but without the laboratory practicals.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to balance redox equations, use the Nernst Equation and calculate equilibrium constants from electrochemical data;
  • be able to describe and apply fundamentals of kinetics;
  • be able to solve and interpret rate equations from kinetic data;
  • be able to explain the catenation ability of the element carbon, the nature of covalent molecular compounds, and identify the various forms of isomerism;
  • be able to identify the various classes of organic compounds, apply nomenclature principles and explain chemical properties;
  • be able to recognise and describe a selected range of standard chemical transformations between common organic functional groups;
  • be able to describe and solve basic statistical calculations including, but not limited to, mean, standard deviation, t-test, Chi square test; and
  • be able to describe and explain basic principles in physics that relate to equipment or processes important in medical science, including, but not limited to, microscopy, spectrophotometry, fluorometry, mass spectrometry and conductivity.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Oxidation/reduction and electrochemistry;
  • Kinetics;
  • Organic nomenclature, including isomerism;
  • Organic reactions of halides, alcohols, amines, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives;
  • Statistics for medical science; and
  • Physics for medical science.

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.