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Department of Chemistry, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

CH50101: The recent chemical literature

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 60%, OR 40%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
To enhance the skills necessary in retrieving information from a variety of Chemical Literature sources and preparation of an in-depth report on a topic at the frontier of chemistry. After studying the Unit, students should be able to:
* Recognise and use appropriate text and electronic sources of chemical information;
* Assemble information from a number of sources into a coherent report'
* Evaluate critically the chemical literature;
* Demonstrate a systematic understanding of a chosen topic;
* Formulate hypotheses and devise experiments to test these hypotheses;
* Prepare and deliver an oral presentation using appropriate visual aids.

In conjunction with a supervisor, a topic of recent research or other chemical significance will be selected. Several key references will be identified by the student and the student will use these as a basis to prepare a detailed, critical survey of the area. In addition to 'paper' sources, computer-based data retrieval systems will be used. Where appropriate, students will formulate hypotheses and propse new experiments to test these hypotheses. Students will prepare a written report and also a long oral presentation on the selected topic.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

CH50101 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
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