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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CHEM3292 Topics in Interdisciplinary and Applied Chemistry (20cr)

20 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Prof Michaele Hardie
Email: m.j.hardie@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 in Chemistry or Level 2 in Joint or Combined Honours (Science) with Chemistry or equivalent.

This module is mutually exclusive with

CHEM3291Topics in Interdisciplinary and Applied Chemistry (10cr)

Module replaces

(in part, CHEM3262 Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry)

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The optional topics will cover a range of interdisciplinary and applied areas in chemistry and will be assessed by examination. Students will be required to answer unseen problems requiring an appropriate level of chemical understanding.

Objectives

The module comprises a selection of topics in interdisciplinary and applied chemistry (of which students must choose four to be examined).

Students will gain an appreciation of the wide range of scientific studies underpinned by chemistry and fields where the subject is applied in today’s society and industry.

The examined topics will require students to demonstrate higher-level understanding of topics in interdisciplinary and applied chemistry, and solve unseen problems of a level appropriate to level 3.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate higher-level understanding of topics in interdisciplinary and applied chemistry, and solve unseen problems of a level appropriate to level 3.


Syllabus

Optional topics (choose 4):
a) Soft matter: Amphiphile self-assembly, mechanisms and thermodynamics of self-assembly, critical micelle concentration, polymer solutions, phase separation.
b) Chromatography: chromatographic theory, GC and GC-MS in practice, different formats of LC, HPLC and LC-MS in practice, sample pre-treatment and preparation
c) Chemical Biology: Bio-orthogonal chemistry, chemistry of protein modifications, chemical tools to study enzymes and beyond
d) Supramolecular Chemistry: Fundamental non-covalent interactions, basic thermo-dynamics of association, types of molecular hosts, template-directed synthesis
e) Polymer Chemistry: Synthesis, analysis, and commercial application of polymers and polymeric materials.
f) Cosmetic Science: Aspects of the science behind cosmetics and their action.

The optional topics may change intermittently and be augmented by alternatives.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning21.002.00
Workshop121.0012.00
Independent online learning hours80.00
Private study hours106.00
Total Contact hours14.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

80 hours – independent online study including watching screencasts, completing interactive exercises.
106 hours - reading, revision of notes, preparation for workshops and examination.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be provided with online quizzes/tests to test their understanding, and with problem sets for workshops/examples classes for which worked answers will be provided.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam3 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

If necessary, this will be replaced by an Online Time-Limited Assessment

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 19/10/2021

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