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Short about study course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Mihails Haļitovs
Study type:Pilna laika
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Dentistry
Language:English, Latvian
Study course description
Branch of science:Chemistry; Medical Chemistry
Study course description

Objective

to provide a concise introduction to the chemical thermodynamics and equilibrium, chemistry of water and solutions, electrochemistry, kinetics and catalysis.

Prerequisites

Chemistry and physics within the secondary school programme level

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

students will be able to explain why chemical reactions proceed and how their rates can be increased or decreased; what chemical equilibrium is and how it can be shifted; why and how electrolytes dissociate; how solutions possess unique colligative properties and how they can be mathematically described; what buffer solutions are and how they maintain constant concentrations of hydrogen ions; how electrochemical phenomena and potentials arise.

Skills

students will apply chemical principles along with physical ones to assess the processes proceeding in the living cells, such as electrical charge transfer ones, energy transformations, information transductions.

Competence

students will consider, analyse and discuss such fundamental questions as how electron-transfer reactions and proton-transfer reactions are essential in both aerobic and photosynthetic forms of life, or why hydrogen bonds relevant in water superstructures are indispensable in making three dimensional structures of proteins and complementary structures of nucleic acids.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredMihails Haļitovs
Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredEduards Baķis, Līga Prieciņa, Mihails Haļitovs
Dentistry1Master’sRequiredMihails Haļitovs