529-5000-00L  Chemistry (for Medical Students)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersK.‑H. Altmann, R. Riek, S. Wolfrum
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Human Medicine BSc

Catalogue data

AbstractThe lecture teaches the most important fundamental concepts in chemistry (atomic structure, chemical bonds, thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions, acid-base equilibria, types and reactivity of organic compounds, stereochemistry, biomolecules). Connections of chemical processes with medically important biochemical, physiological, and pharmacological questions are highlighted.
ObjectiveUnderstanding of the basic concepts of chemistry. Understanding the importance of chemical processes in human physiology and in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
ContentThe lecture elaborates the fundamental concepts of chemistry. The organization of the lecture is guided by the textbook "Medizinische Chemie" by Zeeck et al. referred to below. Accordingly, the following major subject areas will be covered: Atomic structure, periodic table of the elements, types of chemical bonds, states of matter, heterogeneous equilibria, thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions, salt solutions, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, metal complexes, fundamentals of organic chemistry, important classes of organic compounds and their reactivities, stereochemistry, amino acids and peptides, carbohydrates, lipids, heterocycles, spectroscopy in chemistry and medicine.
Lecture notesScripts for individual subject areas will be provided electronically prior to the corresponding lectures.
LiteratureThere is no English translation of this textbook.
Prerequisites / NoticeThere are no specific requirements.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Programme in Human Medicine 2017; Version 19.06.2018 (First Year Examination Block 1)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersK.-H. Altmann, R. Riek, S. Wolfrum
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsTaschenrechner
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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529-5000-00 VChemie (für Mediziner)3 hrs
Tue/2w13-15HCI J 7 »
Wed08-10CAB G 11 »
K.‑H. Altmann, R. Riek, S. Wolfrum
529-5000-00 UChemie (für Mediziner)1 hrs
Fri/2w08-10HIT F 12 »
08-10HIT F 31.1 »
08-10HIT F 31.2 »
08-10HIT J 52 »
08-10HIT J 53 »
08-11HIL E 5 »
K.‑H. Altmann, R. Riek, S. Wolfrum


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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupHuman Medicine BSc (377000)

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Human Medicine BachelorFirst Year Examination Block 1OInformation