Aims and Objectives
Subject Specific Practical Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Use knowledge and found information to select appropriate methodologies in planning of experimental work and decision making during experiments
- Compare methods and results to the findings of other scientists and develop arguments based on those comparisons
- Critique the effectiveness of experimental strategies
Lab skills to be developed
- Plan a characterisation strategy or design a procedure for a spectroscopic experiment
- Plan and carry out longer or more complex procedures
- Apply all of the skills learned previously to carry out synthetic work and measurements then record data at a high standard
- Column separation as part of a synthetic experiment without detailed instructions
- Write a simple MD programme e.g. vibration of a diatomic or some statistical mechanics
Information and data skills
- Detailed experimental planning and some more open-ended work, inc timing and breaking a problem into distinct tasks
- Use of the scientific literature to guide aspects of an experimental prodedure
- Use appropriate tools and theory to present and analyse data
- Concise discussion of results in the context of the chemical literature
Personal and written skills
- Report experimental information at the standard of a scientific journal
- Work within a group, pooling of results and resources, and adjusting experimental planning as necessary as results come to light
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Practical sessions, supported by pre-labs and some written assignments. This module formally carries zero effort since that is attributed to the three accompanying theory modules (3 x 45 h). Employability sessions organised with careers.
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||10|
|Guided independent study||20|
|Completion of assessment task||20|
|Practical classes and workshops||85|
|Total study time||135|
Practical work, lab skills, written reports and presentations. This module formally carries zero CATS as the marks are attributed to the three accompanying theory modules.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Laboratory work and associated tasks||50%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal