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CHEMISTRY

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> Level 1
CM 1020
CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr W Harrison

Pre-requisite(s): No formal entry requirement but students without any previous experience in chemistry should contact the course coordinator to receive extra assistance and learning materials as appropriate.

Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

Note(s): This course may not be taken with CM 1021.

This course surveys the foundation of chemistry as applied to the life sciences. It begins with a review of the basic concepts and language of chemistry and quantitative chemical calculations. Topics covered include fundamental organic and physical chemistry as applied to the life sciences.provides a grounding in the foundations of chemical science, with emphasis on the applications of chemistry in the life sciences. The course includes a review of the basic concepts and langauge of chemistry and quantitative chemical calculations, , Topics covered include organic and physical chemistry as applied to the life sciences.

2 one-hour lectures (times TBA) and 1 one-hour class workshop (time TBA) per week. Five fortnightly three-hour laboratory classes (times TBA).

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), continuous assessment (on-line tests) (30%) and lab work (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments: informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have "open door" policies for meeting students.

CM 1021
CHEMISTRY FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr W Harrison

Pre-requisite(s): SQA Higher in Chemistry at B or better, or GCE A level in Chemistry, or equivalent qualification; other qualifications with permission of the course coordinator.

Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 1020. Students who intend to continue with Chemistry beyond level 1 and who do not have a mathematics pass at Higher or A-level are recommended to take the Introductory Mathematics courses MA 1007 and MA 1507.

This course covers the foundations of chemistry in the physical sciences and engineering. The course includes quantitative chemical calculations, atomic structure, the periodic table, and chemical bonding. The section on organic chemistry describes structural and stereochemical aspects and simple functional groups, and the section on physical chemistry includes study of the gas laws, heats of reaction and the energetics of chemical processes.

2 one-hour lectures (times TBA) and 1 one-hour class workshop (time TBA) per week. 6 fortnightly three-hour laboratory classes (times TBA).

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), continuous assessment (30%) and lab work (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments; informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have "open door" policies for meeting students.

CM 1512
CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr W Harrison

Pre-requisite(s): Pass in CM 1020 (Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1). Students with a pass in CM 1021 may be admitted with the permission of the course co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

Note(s): This course may not be taken with CM 1513.

  • Biological molecules (amino acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, drugs).
  • supramolecular chemistry (intermolecular forces, hydrogen bonding).

  • metals in life (complexes, oxidation states), radiochemistry (radioactive decay, uses in biology and medicine).

2 one-hour lectures (times TBA) and 1 one-hour class workshop (time TBA) per week. Five fortnightly three-hour laboratory classes (times TBA).

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), continuous assessment (30%) and lab work (20%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments. Informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have "open door" policies for meeting students.

CM 1513
CHEMISTRY FOR THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES 2
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr W Harrison

Pre-requisite(s): Pass in CM 1021 (Chemistry for the Physical Sciences 1). Students with a pass in CM 1020 may be admitted with the permission of the course co-ordinator.

Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 1512.

  • The Second Law: entropy, free-energy and equilibrium.

  • Phase equilibria, acid and bases (including buffers).

  • Organic reaction mechanisms: the factors affecting Sn1 and Sn2 reactions, addition reactions, reactions of aromatic systems.
  • 2 one-hour lectures (times TBA) and 1 one-hour class workshop (time TBA) per week. 6 fortnightly three-hour laboratory classes (times TBA).

    1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), continuous assessment (on-line tests) (30%) and lab work (20%).

    Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Marks for lab experiment follow-up tests and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments; informal discussion with students in lab sessions. All of the course team have "open door" policies for meeting students.

     

    > Level 2
    CM 2009
    SHAPES, PROPERTIES AND REACTIONS OF MOLECULES
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Trembleau

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 1017 or CM 1018 and CM 1511.

    Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

    This course investigates some key areas of inorganic chemistry - the structures and properties of continuous solids, redox chemistry and an introduction to the transition metals. Models of close packing and other simple structure types are described for solids and concepts of symmetry are introduced. Redox chemistry is developed in terms of Latimer, Frost and Ellingham diagrams and their applications in technology and industrial processes are emphasised. The key propeties of transition metal complexes - shapes, colours and magnetism are described and analysed in terms of crystal field theory. No maths beyond basic arithmetic is needed.

    2 one-hour lectures per week, 2 three-hour laboratory classes per week (weeks 18-23) and 1 one-hour tutorial per fortnight.

    1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), continuous assessment (40%).

    Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Formative assessment given during tutorial classes and laboratory classes.

    Marks for lab experiments and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments; feedback on wrong answers provided. Informal discussion with students in lab sessions.

    CM 2010
    ENERGETICS OF CHANGE IN CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Trembleau

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 1017 or CM 1018 and CM 1511. For students of Chemical Engineering the sole prerequisite is CM 1511.

    Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

    This course provides a grounding in basic physical chemistry. The principal points include:

  • Thermodynamic parameters: enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs energies.

  • Chemical kinetics: Zero, 1st and 2nd order reactions, partial and reaction orders and relationship of rate laws to mechanism.

  • Basic principles of electrochemistry including redox chemistry and Nernst equations.
  • 2 one-hour lectures per week, 2 three-hour laboratory classes per week (weeks 12-17) and 1 one-hour tutorial per fortnight.

    1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), continuous assessment (40%).

    Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Formative assessment given during tutorial classes and laboratory classes.

    Marks for lab experiments and My Aberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments; feedback on wrong answers provided. Informal discussion with students in lab sessions.

    CM 2514
    ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Trembleau

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 1017 or CM 1018 and CM 1511.

    Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

    Shape, conformation, and stereochemistry in organic and biologically relevant compounds. Reactions and reactivity of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds will be considered with particular reference to spatial and electronic effects.

    2 one-hour lectures per week, 2 three-hour laboratory classes per week (weeks 30-35) and 1 one-hour tutorial per fortnight.

    1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), continuous assessment (40%).

    Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Formative assessment given during tutorial classes and laboratory classes.

    Marks for lab experiments and MyAberdeen assignments available as soon as possible after the assessments; feedback on wrong answers provided. Informal discussion with students in lab sessions.

    CM 2515
    ANALYTICAL METHODS IN FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Trembleau

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 1016 or CM 1017 and CM 1511.

    Co-requisite(s): As specified in the University Calendar for certain degree programs, otherwise none.

    The course covers the underlying theory of the identification and determination of, for example, poisons such as pesticides or heavy metals in biological fluids, and of alcohol and drugs of abuse in mixtures of organic compounds including their structure determination by spectroscopic methods. This will involve study of the chemical reactions useful in analytical chemistry such as acid-base, complex formation, precipitation, redox and separation by transfer between phases, and also an introduction to both theory and practical experience of modern instrumental methods of analysis, with particular reference to forensic chemistry, and also to the closely related topic of environmental monitoring.

    2 one-hour lectures per week, 1 one-hour tutorial in alternate weeks and 2 three-hour laboratories (Weeks 36-37, 41-44).

    1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), continuous assessment (40%).

    Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Formative assessment given during tutorial classes and laboratory classes.

    Marks for lab experiments and tutorial exercises available as soon as possible after the assessments; feedback on wrong answers provided. Informal discussion with students in lab sessions.

     

    > Level 3
    CM 3032
    GENERAL CHEMISTRY
    CREDIT POINTS 5

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

    Pre-requisite(s): None.

    Revision of previous course material.

    No official lectures/tutorials assessed Revision exercises will be given twice a term.

    1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination in January (25%), continuous assessment during winter term (25%), 1 one-hour written examination in May/June (25%), and continuous assessment during Spring term (25%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Four assessed revision exercises will be given in total.

    Feedback of revision exercises will be given to help students prepare for the written examination.

    CM 3033
    MOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND REACTIVITY
    CREDIT POINTS 30

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 2010.

    • Fundamentals of spectroscopy and bonding

    • Surface chemistry

    • Electrochemistry

    • Chemical kinetics

    12 week course: 4 one-hour lectures per week. 6 tutorials in total and 4 three-hour practicals per week for 5 weeks.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment (33.3%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (67.5%) plus carried over in-course assessment (33.3%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.

    Informal feedback will be give to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

    CM 3034
    CHEMISTRY FOR STUDENTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (II)
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 2010

    Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 3033.

    This course will develop a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts of spectroscopy and chemical bonding. An introduction to the thermodynamics of electrochemical systems will also be given.

    12 week course. 24 lectures, 3 tutorials in total, 12 practicals in total. Practicals in weeks 18-23 only.

    1st Attempt: 1 ninety-minute written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).

    Resit: 1 ninety-minute written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%). Only the mark obtained on first sitting will be used for Honours classification.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.

    Informal feedback will be given to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

    CM 3036
    SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 2009

    Note(s): This course cannot be taken with PX 3012.

    This course deals with the crystalline state and will provide theoretical and practical coverage of crystal structures and methods for their characterisation. The concepts of solid state synthesis, and the applications to chemistry will be introduced. Key concepts include:

    • Crystal symmetry

    • X-ray Neutron and electron diffraction

    • Perovskites - structure and properties

    • Solid state synthetic methods.

    12 week course - 2 one-hour lectures per week for 12 weeks, 3 tutorials in total, 1 three-hour practical for one week, 3 three-hour practicals per week for four weeks and 4 three-hour practicals for one week.

    1st Attempt: 1 ninety-minute written examination (50%) and in-course assessment (50% which consists of 5 laboratory reports).

    Resit: 1 ninety-minute written examination (50%) and in-course assessment (50% which consists of 5 laboratory reports).
    Only the marks obtained on first sitting will be used for Honours classification.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.

    Informal feedback will be give to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

    CM 3517
    ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTY AND CHEMISTRY OF THE ELEMENTS
    CREDIT POINTS 30

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 2515, CM 2009

    Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 3519.

    Environmental topics covered will include: immobilisation and solubilisation of inorganic contaminants in water, soil and sediments; the determination of the lipophilicity and volatility of organic compounds in the environment; the mobility and toxicity of xenobiotics.

    Main group/transition elements topics will include: Wades rules, structures of main group clusters and compounds, molecular orbital theory, d-orbital energies, the Jahn-Teller effect, spectroscopic terms and structure-property relationships.

    12 week course - 4 one-hour lectures a week and 1 one-hour tutorial every 2 weeks, 4 three-hour practicals a week for 6 weeks (weeks 30-35).

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).
    Only marks obtained on first sitting can be used for Honours classification.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.

    Informal feedback will be given to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

    CM 3519
    CHEMISTRY FOR STUDENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 2515

    Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 3517

    Environmental topics covered will include: immobilisation and solubilisation of inorganic contaminants in water, soil and sediments; the determination of the lipophilicity and volatility of organic compounds in the environment; the mobility and toxicity of xenobiotics.

    12 week course - 24 lectures, 3 tutorials, 12 three-hour practicals in total. Practicals in weeks 30-35 only.

    1st Attempt: 1 ninety-minute written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).

    Resit: 1 ninety-minute written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).
    Only the marks obtained on first sitting can be used for Honours classification.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.

    Informal feedback will be given to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

    CM 3533
    CHEMISTRY FOR STUDENTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (III)
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 2514

    Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 3534.

    The course includes the following themes:

    Pericyclic reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements and frontier orbitals.

    Shapes, Structures and Spectra
    I Steric and electronic effects
    II Structure determination from spectra

    2 one-hour lectures per week for 12 weeks, 3 one-hour tutorials, 12 three-hour practicals in total over 6 weeks (weeks 36-37 and 41-44).

    1st Attempt: 1 one and a half-hour written examination (66.7%); In-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).

    Resit: 1 one and a half-hour written examination (66.7%); In-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).
    Only the marks obtained on first sitting can be used for Honours classification.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.

    Informal feedback will be given to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

    CM 3534
    ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
    CREDIT POINTS 30

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Mclaughlin

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 2514

    Note(s): This course cannot be taken with CM 3533.

    The course includes the following themes:

    Building Molecules
    I Strategy (retrosynthesis and total synthesis)

    II Synthetic methods

    a) Aromatic synthesis and methodology
    b) Chemistry of the carbonyl group
    c) Pericyclic reactions, sigmatropic rearrangements and frontier orbitals
    Shapes, Structures and Spectra

    I Steric and electronic effects

    II Structure determination from spectra

    Introduction to DNA/RNA, gene, genome sequence, bioinformatics, protein chemistry.

    Enzymes as biocatalysts in the biotransformation industry.

    12 week course - 4 one-hour lectures a week and 1 one-hour tutorial every 2 weeks, 4 three-hour practicals a week for 6 weeks (weeks 36-37, 41-44).

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).

    Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (66.7%) and in-course assessment in the form of laboratory reports (33.3%).
    Only the marks obtained on first sitting can be used for Honours classification.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Exercises will be performed during tutorials and feedback will be given.

    Informal feedback will be given to students after the tutorial exercises and practical reports.

     

    > Level 4

    PLEASE NOTE: Resit: (for Honours students only): Candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credit. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment and should contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.

    CM 4025
    ADVANCED CHEMISTRY 1
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 Credits of level - 3 Chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 Level - 3 Chemistry Credits.

    Lectures in a variety of advanced topics in inorganic, physical, organic, materials, environmental and analytical chemistry.

    4 one-hour lectures/tutorials per week for 12 weeks; additional tutorials by agreement.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination.

    Resit: BSc: No resit. MChem: 1 three-hour written examination.

    Only the marks obtained at the first attempt can be used for Honours classification.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    CM 4026
    ADVANCED CHEMISTRY 2
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 Credits of level - 3 Chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 Level - 3 Chemistry Credits.

    Lectures in a variety of advanced topics in inorganic, physical, organic, materials, environmental and analytical chemistry.

    4 one-hour lectures/tutorials per week for 12 weeks; additional tutorials by agreement.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination.

    Resit: BSc: No resit. MChem: 1 three-hour examination.

    Only the marks obtained at the first attempt can be used for Honours classification.

    CM 4027
    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS IN CHEMISTRY
    CREDIT POINTS 10

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr M M Law

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 credits of level - 3 chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 level - 3 Chemistry credits.

    Group and individual assignments focusing on health and safety, employment, "chemistry in the news", and the chemical industry.

    1 one-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks; oral presentations.

    1st Attempt: In-course assessment, including written work and presentations.

    CM 4028
    HONOURS CHEMISTRY RESEARCH PROJECT
    CREDIT POINTS 45

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 credits of level-3-chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 level-3 Chemistry credits.

    A research-level laboratory project, extending over both half-sessions, and including a literature review and critical assessment of previous work in the area, experimental design, data collection and analysis using a variety of techniques. Preparation of a final report summarising the year's work, and giving a presentation of the findings.

    12 hours per week of work in the laboratory and the library, for 20 weeks.

    1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: progress assessments, practical work and oral examination, project report (100%).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    In the case of written assessments (literature review and final report), feedback to the students will be given as comments on the written work and one-to-one discussion with the project supervisor / assessor. For oral presentation and oral examinations, feedback will be provided to the student on-to-one by the supervisor/assessor.

    CM 4029
    MCHEM GROUP PRACTICALS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
    CREDIT POINTS 20

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 Credits of level-3 Chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 Level-3 Chemistry Credits.

    Advanced laboratory work. For two separate exercises, students will work in groups to produce a workplan, allocate responsibilities for tasks to different members and collaborate on producing a final report. Problem solving exercises.

    An average of 12 hours per week of work in the laboratory for 10 weeks.

    1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%).

    Resit: Candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credits. Candidates achieveing a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Feedback to students will be provided through written comments on the report. Feedback on practical work will be given during group discussions and individually by the respective laboratory co-ordinator.

    CM 4030
    TOPICS IN BIOLOGY FOR CHEMISTRY STUDENTS
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): CM 3018, CM 3020, CM 3030, CM 3517, CM 3521, BI 20B2, BI 20M1, BI 25M1, BI 25B2.

    Co-requisite(s): Available only to students on Medicinal Chemistry degree programmes.

    Drug Distribution and Elimination, Drug Absorption, Drug Conjugation, Drug Metabolism, Drug Oxidation, Pharmacokinetics, Principles of Molecular & Cell Biology, Ligands, Receptors & Signalling Mechanisms, Principles of Synaptic Transmission, Antibodies as tools, Basic molecular biology tools, Genomics, Protein expression analysis, Protein properties and function, Protein purification strategies.

    Approximately 4 lectures per week for 12 weeks; 1 CAL class, 2 tutorials, 3 laboratory classes.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (66%); lab reports, essay (34%).

    CM 4031
    HONOURS CHEMISTRY RESEARCH PROJECT FOR COMBINED DEGREES
    CREDIT POINTS 30

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 credits of level 3 chemistry courses.

    Note(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 level 3 Chemistry credits.

    A research-level laboratory project, extending over both half-sessions but requiring less laboratory time than CM 4028. It includes a literature review and critical assessment of previous work in the area, experimental design, data collection and analysis using a variety of techniques, preparation of a final report summarising the year's work, and giving a presentation on the findings.

    An average of 8 hours per week of work in the laboratory and the library, for 20 weeks.

    1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: progress assessments, practical work and oral examination, project report (100%).

    Resit: Resit (for Honours students only): Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment (continuous assessment: progress assessments, practical work and oral examination, project report (100%)).

    CM 4032 / CM 4532
    CHEMISTRY A (NON-GRADUATING)
    CREDIT POINTS 60

    Course Co-ordinator: Prof J Feldmann

    Pre-requisite(s): Satisfactory completion of previous levels at home institution.

    An individual course including lectures from level 4 Chemistry courses, and/or a chemistry project supervised by a member of the academic staff, in an area of chemistry that is of interest to the student. In all cases, aspects of project planning and written and oral communication are included.

    An appropriate amount of laboratory work to complement the number of lectures selected. For example 8 one-hour lectures per week and 12 hours of laboratory work for 12 weeks.

    1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%).

    CM 4033 / CM 4533
    CHEMISTRY B (NON-GRADUATING)
    CREDIT POINTS 30

    Course Co-ordinator: Professor J Feldmann

    Pre-requisite(s): Satisfactory completion of previous levels at home institution.

    An individual course including lectures from level - 4 Chemistry courses, and/or a chemistry project supervised by a member of the academic staff, in an area of chemistry that is of interest to the student. In all cases, aspects of project planning and written and oral communication are included.

    An appropriate amount of laboratory work to complement the number of lectures selected. For example, 4 one-hour lectures per week and 6 hours of laboratory work for 12 weeks.

    1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%).

    CM 4034 / CM 4534
    CHEMISTRY C (NON-GRADUATING)
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Prof J Feldmann

    Pre-requisite(s): Satisfactory completion of previous levels at home institution.

    An individual course including lectures from level 4 Chemistry courses, and/or a chemistry project supervised by a member of the academic staff, in an area of chemistry that is of interest to the student. In all cases, aspects of project planning and written and oral communication are included.

    An appropriate amount of laboratory work to complement the number of lectures selected. For example, 2 one-hour lectures per week and 3 hours of laboratory work for 12 weeks.

    1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: (100%).

    CM 4518
    ADVANCED CHEMISTRY 3
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 Credits of level-3 Chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 Level - 3 Chemistry Credits.

    Lectures in a variety of advanced topics in inorganic, physical, organic, materials, environmental and analytical chemistry.

    4 one-hour lectures/tutorials per week for 12 weeks; additional tutorials by agreement.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination.

    Resit: BSc: No resit. MChem: one three hour examination.

    Only the marks obtained at the first attempt can be used for Honours classification.

    CM 4519
    ADVANCED CHEMISTRY 4
    CREDIT POINTS 15

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 Credits of level - 3 Chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 Level - 3 Chemistry Credits.

    Lectures in a variety of advanced topics in inorganic, physical, organic, materials, environmental and analytical chemistry.

    4 one-hour lectures/tutorials per week for 12 weeks; additional tutorials by agreement.

    1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination.

    Resit: BSc: No resit. MChem: 1 three-hour examination.

    Only the marks obtained at the first attempt can be used for Honours classification.

    CM 4520
    MCHEM MINI PROJECT
    CREDIT POINTS 25

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 credits of level-3 chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): the Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 level - 3 credits.

    A short research-level laboratory project, extending over 8 weeks, including critical assessment of previous work in the area, experimental design, data collection and analysis using a variety of techniques, preparation of a brief report and oral presentation.

    12 hours per week of work in the laboratory, for 8 weeks.

    1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: Practical work, report and oral presentation (100%).

    Resit: Candidates achieving a CAS mark of 6-8 may be awarded compensatory level 1 credits. Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment.

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Feedback will be given on the written report and the oral presentation by the supervisor/assessor; additional feedback and discussion through the running of the project.

    CM 4521
    INTEGRATED CHEMISTRY
    CREDIT POINTS 5

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr E Krupp

    Pre-requisite(s): 120 credits of level-3 chemistry courses.

    Co-requisite(s): None.

    Note(s): The Head of Department can permit students to enter with only 90 level - 3 Chemistry credits.

    A series of tutorials, workshops and homework, reviewing material studied in the early years of the course.

    3 one-hour seminars per week for 4 weeks.

    1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%) (50% written work, 50% oral exam).

    Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

    Feedback is provided through written comments on the homework assessment. Feedback on oral examination is provided by the examiners on a one-to-one basis.

     

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    CM 5003
    MChem CHEMISTRY APPLICATIONS
    CREDIT POINTS 60

    Course Co-ordinator: Professor C T Imrie

    Pre-requisite(s): Available only to candidates accepted for the MChem programme.

    Research-oriented library- and/or laboratory-based group and project work, lectures, report-writing, seminars.
    Reports, oral presentations, examination.

    1st Attempt: Examination (75%), coursework (25%).

    CM 5505
    MChem HALF YEAR PROJECT PLACEMENT
    CREDIT POINTS 60

    Course Co-ordinator: Professor C T Imrie

    Pre-requisite(s): Available only to candidates accepted for the MChem programme.

    A placement in industry or in an appropriate research institute involving an agreed programme of research or project work. Students should be aware that industrial placements are at the discretion of the institution concerned and cannot be guaranteed. Students failing to obtain placements will be able to proceed to the MChem by an alternative route.

    Full-time placement.

    1st Attempt: Research project (practical work, written report, oral presentation).