Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||60 credits (30 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: Specialist advanced course designed to give the students an understanding of key concepts of all sub-disciplines of chemistry; to give the students an understanding of how to assess complex data using advanced analytical equipment; to give the students practical experience in environmental analytical chemistry. Main Learning Outcomes: To be able to design total synthetic strategies; to be able to understand and apply computational modelling techniques; to be able to understand and apply electrochemical concepts; to be able to analyse large data sets generated from analytical methods; to gain practical experience using instrumental analytical techniques for environmental samples; to gain experience in data collection and data handling from modem instrumentation; to gain experience in research proposal and scientific writing; to gain an appreciation of research ethics. Content: Lecture courses in advanced physical, theoretical and organic chemistry; lecture courses in bioanalytical methods; workshops on mass spectrometry; workshops on research proposal and paper reading, and research ethics; industrial lectures. The course will comprise also of 5 experiments involving modern instrumentation which may include the analysis of soil, sediments and biological samples, fresh and seawater using atomic absorption spectrometry, molecular mass spectrometry, inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry, gas and liquid chromatography, atomic fluorescence spectrometry.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 three hour written examination (30%) 1 three hour written open book examination (30%) Continuous assessment (total 40%) to be split: essays including critical referee reports (26%), presentations (8%), laboratory reports (6%).
Tutorials associated with each lecture course, workshops associated with advanced research techniques, group work associated with scientific writing and research ethics. The students sit a mock open book examination and receive detailed feedback on their performance.
Feedback will be provided by the return of annotated marked work and at meetings with the Course Coordinator.