Departmental History

Department of Chemistry was established on 28th November 1998. The Department was run by Daw Mi Mi Lay from 15-3-1999 to 20- 12-2001. Now, Daw Khin Than Oo is the head of the department. She has been assigned to the post 20-12-2001.

Departmental Objectives

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. examine the different reactions of chemical solutions
  2. differentiate the liquid that can be used in various forms in health services
  3. explain chemistry principles for the maintaining and storing medical equipment and supplies
  4. determine volumetric analysis data to draw the valid conclusion of unknown organic compounds
  5. apply the basic concepts of chemistry in performing nursing procedures

Under graduate

1. First year B.N.Sc (Generic) Course

2. First year (Diploma), Nursing Training School Course

Student Assessment 

  1. First Year B.N.Sc (Generic)


  • Written assignment                           5%
  • Practical performance                        10%
  • Practical test                                     15%
  • Mid-term exam                                  30%
  • Final Exam                                        40%

Course Content

  1. The Octet rule and bonding of atoms
    • .The Octet rule
    • .The bonding of atoms
    • .Characteristics of ionic and covalent compounds
    • .Electro-negativity
    • .Non-polar and polar covalent bond
    • .Types of chemical reactions
    • .Factors that affect the reaction rates
  1. Water

                2.1. Abundance

                2.2. Need for water

                2.3. Chemical properties of water

                2.4. Solvent properties of water

                2.5. Hydrolysis

                2.6. Impurities in water

                2.7. Purification of water

                2.8. Hard and soft water

  1. Solutions

                3.1. Some terms used in discussing solutions          

                3.2. Factors that affect the solubility of a substance

                3.3. Expressing concentrations of solutions

                3.4. Properties of solutions

                3.5. Dispersion systems

  1. Acids, bases and salts

               4.1. Acids, bases and salts

               4.2. Common properties of acids and bases

               4.3. Some useful acids and bases in nursing

               4.4. Some important salts

  1. pH scale and buffer systems

                5.1. The pH scale, measurement of pH

                5.2. pH measurements in nursing

                5.3. Buffer systems

                5.4. Keeping blood pH constant

  1. Aliphatic compounds and their uses

                6.1. Hydrocarbons

               6.2. Isomerism

               6.3. Alcohols and ethers

               6.4. Aldehydes and ketones

               6.5. Monocarboxylic acids and its derivatives

               6.6. Amines and amides

  1. Aromatic compounds and their uses

               7.1. Benzene

               7.2. Toluene

               7.3. Aniline

               7.4. Phenol

  1. Amino acids and proteins

               8.1. Amino acids

               8.2. Essential amino acids

               8.3. Type of amino acids

               8.4. Isoelectric point and electrophoresis of amino acids

               8.5. Composition of proteins

               8.6. Classification of proteins

  1. Carbohydrates

               9.1. Carbohydrates

               9.2. Classification of Carbohydrates

               9.3. Chemical properties of carbohydrates

  1. Lipids

               10.1. Fatty acids

               10.2. Fats and oils

               10.3. Use of fats in the body

               10.4. The chemical properties of triglyceride

               10.5. Phospholipids



  1. Volumetric analysis
    • Acid-base titrations
    • Oxidation-reduction titrations
  1. Identification of unknown organic compounds

                2.1. Alcohols

                2.2. Aldehydes and ketones

                2.3. Solid and liquid acids

                2.4. Carbohydrates ( glucose and sucrose )

                2.5. Urea

Teaching Faculties (Chemistry)

Head of Department
Daw Khin Than Oo B.Sc (Hons); M.Sc; PhD (Chemistry)

Former Heads

Daw Mi Mi Lay 1999 - 2001
Assistant Lecturers  
Daw Aye Aye Myat

 B.Sc(Hons) M.Sc (credit); M.Res (Chemistry)

Daw Zin Mar Aye B.Sc (Hons); M.Sc  (Chemistry)