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CHEM5622M Advanced Topics in Chemistry (10 Credits)

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Paul Thornton
Email: P.D.Thornton@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 3 in Chemistry programmes of study or equivalent

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to ...
(a) have an appreciation of important advanced topics in chemistry
(b) be able to solve deductive problems where appropriate
(c) be able to critically assess current chemical literature where appropriate

Learning outcomes
Students should become familiar with advanced topics and current research in a range of topical areas within chemistry.

Skills outcomes
Managing Self: Planning, time management


Syllabus

Eight different topics of 8-9 teaching sessions duration on aspects of advanced current chemistry will be given. Students will be required to submit coursework for two of the eight topics. Students are free to attend all topics if desired.

Topics may include:
- Organometallic Mechanisms and Transformations
- Energy Transduction – Powering the Earth, Life and Society
- Advanced Solid State Chemistry
- Asymmetric Synthesis
- Biological Chemistry
- Chemical Biology Tools
- Ultrafast Chemistry
- Molecular Dynamics
- Chemical waves and Oscillations
..... or other topical research areas.

In each topic lecturers will present current advanced chemistry and/or current research findings, referring students to the research literature where appropriate. Students will be required to read up to date research literature to advance their knowledge beyond the material presented in lectures.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop61.006.00
Lecture61.006.00
Seminar61.006.00
Private study hours82.00
Total Contact hours18.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Students should note that the following information is for guidance only. The actual time required for the various elements will vary between students.
- Preparation and reading for coursework requirements including student-led workshops, essays, answers to deductive problems

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress monitored by seminar/lecture attendance, contributions in workshops and assessed coursework.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentCoursework 1 - varies according to student choice of topic50.00
In-course AssessmentCoursework 2 - varies according to student choice of topic50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 05/11/2019 08:50:05

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