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CH50102: Advanced group work in practical chemistry

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 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 75%, OR 25%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Report (CW 25%)
  • Coursework (CW 50%)
  • Oral (OR 25%)
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 introduce students to an extended piece of practical chemistry involving planning and executing experimental work and reporting the results in a number of formats. Transferable skills such as communication and teamwork will be emphasised. After completing this Unit, students should be able to:
* Demonstrate skills in planning and executing practical problems in Chemistry;
* Work in a team - allocation and correlation of tasks and collection of data;
* Present the results of an investigation in written report and poster formats;
* Demonstrate experimental skills appropriate to the chosen project to a high level;
* Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques used;
* Present a new technique not covered in the main course.

Students will work in small groups on problems of an investigative nature selected from a list of available projects. A problem will be set and appropriate experimental protocols will need to be researched and designed. After completion of the work, a variety of reporting formats will be used (poster, report) to emphasise students' communication skills. An oral presentation demonstrating a technique not covered in the main practical course will be given.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH50102 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.