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CH30063: Chemistry project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 12
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 30%, PR 35%, OR 35%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take CH20010 and take CH20021 and take CH20022 and take CH20023 and in taking this unit you cannot take CH40164 or take CH40165 or take CH40166 or take CH40167
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To allow students to experience a practical investigative project typical of research in an academic environment. To further develop and reinforce the skills necessary to undertake advanced, open-ended research work in a chemical topic.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying the Unit, student should be able to:
* Demonstrate non-routine experimental techniques appropriate to the chosen project;
* Record experimental observations and data in an efficient manner;
* Conduct appropriate analysis of observations and collected data to draw appropriate conclusions;
* Present results in a variety of formats and place them into context of other researchers┬┐ work;
* Demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct an experimental programme leading on from the project undertaken.

Skills:
Planning and organisation (T, F, A), Study skills (F), Information and communication technology (T, F, A), Written communication (T, F, A), Oral communication (T, F, A)Group working (F).

Content:
A topic for investigation will be selected in conjunction with a supervising member of staff and a program of experimental work planned. Regular contact with the supervisor will be maintained to offer guidance and formative feedback. In addition to the experimental aspects, background chemical literature will be studied. Aspects of project planning, laboratory safety, report writing skills and oral presentations will be introduced as appropriate.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30063 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem (hons) Chemistry (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem (hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci (hons) Chemistry with Management (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci (hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4

CH30063 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Chemistry (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCH-AFB07 : BSc (hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc (hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCH-AAB08 : BSc (hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study Year abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Management (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Management with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Study Year abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

Notes:
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.