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Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19

Course Overview

This module aims to help students assimilate materials studied at different points during the whole undergraduate Chemistry degree programme. The course consists of a series of lectures and workshops, held in the second half session, covering material studied in the earlier years of the course. The workshops are intended to review fundamental topics and ideas in the context of the more advanced material studied at Honours level. Reflective writing will ask students to look at the ‘big picture’ of chemistry in context and their own chemical identity.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Mark M. Law

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

  • Chemistry (CM)
  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

A series of lectures and workshops to review material covered throughout the chemistry programme, in preparation for ‘general chemistry’ oral and written exams. Integrating chemistry knowledge and a deeper understanding of chemistry in a wider context will be developed. Reflective writing will help students develop written and communication skills which are required by graduates in addition to more traditional problem solving approaches to chemistry exams.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Reflective journal - 10%

15 minute oral exam - 10%

Take home exam - 80%

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Students resit failed components only.


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandBe able to demonstrate a broad and balanced understanding of key chemical concepts.
ConceptualUnderstandDemonstrate an awareness of the issues within chemistry that overlap with other related subjects.
ReflectionAnalyseTo be able to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding of chemistry in the wider context of their personal development and employability.

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