2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CHEM5500M Extended Laboratory Project for Chemistry-based MSc courses
90 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr Bao Nguyen
Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsBSc or MChem in Chemistry or other related subject suitable for MSc entry, at IIi level or higher (or equivalent).
Alternative entry may be based on alternative criteria such as level of industrial, research or teaching experience.
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryPractical research project for 1 year taught MSc in one of the following areas:• Chemical Biology and Drug Design • Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals
ObjectivesTo give students experience of practical work of relevance to their MSc course in:
• Chemical Biology and Drug Design
• Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals
On completion of this module, students should: (a) have an appreciation of literature background to an important problem in their chosen field; (b) be able to formulate hypotheses to be tested experimentally; (c) keep an accurate, formal record of research performed; (d) be able to plan new experiments in the light of earlier results; (e) apply key methods in appropriate chemical technology for the investigation of important problems and/or develop new methodology; (f) be able to interpret experimental data and to develop new models on the basis of these experiments; (g) disseminate research results both orally, in the style of a communication and in thesis format; (h) to develop generic transferrable skills for personal development.
An ongoing programme of transferrable skills development will begin from the start of semester 1. This will include:
1. Reading, writing and presenting in a scientific context (ca. 20h).
2. Career development; applying for a PhD or job (ca. 10h), including mock interview.
3. Common analytical tools and data analysis (ca. 20h).
At the beginning of semester 2, students will be given a list of potential research projects of relevance to their MSc. Projects will be in the following areas:
Chemical Biology and Drug Design
Polymers, Colorants and Fine Chemicals
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||196.00|
|Total Contact hours||704.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||900.00|
Private studyProduction of initial report = 70
Production of final report = 75
Oral presentation preparation 10
Preparation of mini-review article = 20
Preparation of presentation = 10
Analytical tools and data analysis = 12
Total 197 hours.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackWeekly meetings during semester 1 with personal tutors
Written feedback on slides immediately after presentations in semester 1
Standard feedback mechanism as with MChem students in semester 2 until the end of the projects
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Literature Review||Literature Review||15.00|
|Oral Presentation||Verbal Presentation||10.00|
|Practical||Results achieved, Practical Skills||35.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 30/04/2018
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