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CH40207: Topics in physical chemistry II

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Exam (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH20151 OR take CH20152
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This core unit will build on lectures on electrochemistry in Years 1 and 2, but explain how it can be applied in fields including corrosion measurement, biosensing and medical diagnostics.

Learning Outcomes:
After studying the Unit, students should be able to:
* demonstrate an understanding how electrochemical methods could be used to detect biomolecules
* describe and explain corrosion and how corrosion can be measured using both DC and AC electrochemical methods
* have a basic understanding of AC circuit theory and how AC methods can be used to study electrified interfaces and complex biological systems
* understand the concept of using AC methods to diagnose cancer
* read and understand recent scientific literature in the area of bioelectrochemical diagnostics.

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

Revision of fundamental concepts in voltammetry. Study of more complex electrochemical mechanisms including ECE, EC¿ and EC electron transfer - chemical steps. Application of voltammetric methods in biosensing of analytes including glucose and DNA. Biolectrochemistry: action potential, neural impulses and cells.
AC circuit theory and applications in electrochemistry. Corrosion: principles and measurement. Application AC impedance measurements in cancer diagnostics. Future and emerging methods utilising electrochemistry.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH40207 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry (Year 4)
  • USCH-AAM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM02 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry with Industrial Placement (Year 4)

CH40207 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Year 4)
  • USCH-AAM06 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Study year abroad (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM03 : MChem(Hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery with Industrial Placement (Year 4)
  • USCH-AFM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management (Year 4)
  • USCH-AKM07 : MSci(Hons) Chemistry with Management with Industrial Placement (Year 5)
  • RSCH-AFM03 : Integrated PhD in Chemistry
  • TSCH-AFM01 : MRes Chemistry
Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 5)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 5)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* 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.