Like biology is the foundation of medicine, chemistry is the foundation of biology. The chemical processes related to life, health and the body serve as a pillar for a huge range of future learning.
This course will comprehensively cover the foundational concepts and content as expected for a first-year university student. The information we provide aligns closely with most pre-medical programs in NZ and Australia but rearranged and restructured to be easier to understand for high-school leavers.
By the end of this course you will:
Note: As chemistry is a weak subject for many students, the foundational topics in this course are taught at a more gradual pace. This is more aligned with the pace our students tend to prefer during face-to-face tutorials, rather than the faster pace of lectures.
💡 Learning tips are integrated into this course. As you progress through the content, you will learn how to study smarter.
Anthony Hua2nd Year Medical Student, University of Auckland
Anthony is a JTT alumni and A+ student completing his 2nd year of medical school at the University of Auckland. His pre-medical grades placed him in approximately the top 5% of his year. He has taught chemistry both privately and for JTT classes for the last year. His naturally gentle and calm teaching style is something to look forward to in a stressful year. In his spare time, he likes to write music!
Dr Justin SungMBChB, BMedSci (Hons First Class), Cert Adult Learning and Teaching
Justin is an NZ registered doctor, University of Auckland graduate and founder of JTT. As NZ’s most experienced medical entry expert, he has supported thousands of students since 2012. Justin works regularly with schools, students, parents, and other organisations to help them learn more effectively. His pre-medical scores were approximately in the top 1% of his year. In his spare time, he likes to exercise, dance and read.
🔬 Course image of H-β-(2-Pyridyl)-Ala-OH microcrystals (amino acids class) grown from aqueous solution on the platinum surface. By Алла Нураева – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44988279.
You can download the following concepts list below. Use your effective prestudy and priming techniques to build a logical framework and basic mindmap structure using this list.
Fill basic structure using inquiry-based learning principles and targeted Google searching. After forming your basic structure, use the videos to add additional detail and build your understanding.
The concepts list can also be used as a revision resource.
Download PDF: CHEM 110 Concepts List
This concepts list is not covered to 100% detail in the Academy videos. Any gaps should be filled through Google searching or other available resources. However, all the important and/or difficult concepts are comprehensively covered, as are all important details from both lectures and textbooks, equating to approximately 98-99% content coverage.