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Module 7 – Chemistry 1
An introductory study of the fundamental principles of atomic structure, valence theory, and the periodic table. The biological significance of these basics will be highlighted, i.e role in molecular transport, biological membrane filtration, electrolyte and pH regulation, and bio-technical uses of molecular properties.
Additionally from this basic understanding of chemistry the historical, practical, and simple chemical aspects of food as it has influenced human health will explore newly appreciated role of food itself by the medical community and patients. Concepts examined will include the effects of food preparation techniques, food additives, vitamins, minerals, the links between diet and cancer, dieting, food-borne illnesses, health food.