CHEM339-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Bioinorganic and Bioorganic Chemistry

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course covers the chemical principles underlying selected important biological processes. The topics covered will be: bio-inorganic chemistry and electrochemistry; metal ions in biology & toxicology; case-studies in contemporary bio-organic chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.



BCHM339, CHEM325, BCHM302

Equivalent Courses

Recommended Preparation

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Richard Hartshorn


Jodie Johnston and Timothy Allison


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 (RMH Block 1) 10%
Exam (JMJ/RMH Block 2) 50%
Test 1 (RMH Block 1) 15%
Test 2 (TMA) 25%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences .

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