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CH50101: The recent chemical literature

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: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 60%, OR 40%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Report (CW 60%)
  • Oral (OR 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH50101 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry
* 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.