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CH30063: Chemistry project

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, OR 35%, PR 25%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Written Report (CW 40%)
  • Lab Work (PR 25%)
  • Viva (OR 35%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
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 (Year 3)
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

CH30063 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFB07 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

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