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CH30217: Distance learning in chemistry

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
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: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30%)
  • Examination Paper A (EX 45%)
  • Examination Paper B (MCQ) (EX 25%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take CH20147 and take CH20149 and take CH20151 and while taking this unit you must take CH30055 or take CH30060. This unit is only available to students on MChem and MSci programmes.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To revise key aspects of level C and I material which is fundamental to M-level study in chemistry. To allow students to develop core knowledge in Chemistry which will be built on in the final year of the course and to encourage approaches to independent learning.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying the Unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate knowledge of key aspects of all areas of fundamental chemistry expected of a graduate chemist;
* Demonstrate an ability to solve problems across the discipline boundaries within chemistry;
* Demonstrate the ability to learn outside the formal confines of lecture-based teaching;
* Describe in-depth knowledge of the chosen areas;
* Solve problems within the chosen area of study.

Independent working (F), Data Analysis (F, A), Problem solving (F, A), Scientific writing (F, A).

Key aspects of all three branches of chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical) from years 1 and 2 of the course will be revised through independent study, to prepare students for an overarching, synoptic exam of the core chemistry programme up to H-level. In addition, the student will study three topics from across a range of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Appropriate independent learning materials will be supplied and students will undertake the study in their own time during the placement year. Formative feedback is provided in the independent learning materials in the form of Self-Assessment Questions.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30217 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 3)
  • USCH-AAM06 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 3)
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 3)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* 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.