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CM5539: RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course is tailored to provide you with research skills with a focus on problem solving and team working experience. A PPME project (Project Planning and Management Exercise) is performed, which asks for planning, managing and results delivery for teams of 2-3 students. Project topics revolve around environmental and analytical work. Workshop style assignments are held; information prioritising, (short notice briefing on an analytical problem) and writing a grant proposal for a long term investigation. The course contains laboratory classes and workshops. Oral presentations and scientific writing are part of the course assessment.


Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Eva Krupp

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Chemistry (CM) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A group of 2-3 work on project planning, method development, validation and writing SOPs in a PPME (Project Planning Management Exercise) in which the managing group designs the project and writes tasks list for a sub-contracting group, who reports back to the managing group. Every managing group is the subcontractor for the other project. Possible project/ topics: market survey of trace elements in bottled water; structure eludication protocols for marine bioactive compounds; applying forensic analysis to a real world senario Workshop style assignments: information priortization (short notice briefing on an analytical problem), writing a grant proposal for long term investigation plan. Course will contain practical lab classes and workshops.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment from written assignments, reports and presentations (67%); 3 hour examination (33%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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