2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CHEM5622M Advanced Topics in Chemistry (10 Credits)
10 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr Paul Thornton
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsLevel 3 in Chemistry programmes of study or equivalent
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn 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
Students should become familiar with advanced topics and current research in a range of topical areas within chemistry.
Managing Self: Planning, time management
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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||82.00|
|Total Contact hours||18.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyStudents 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 FeedbackFormative exercises for workshops, and regularly-spaced online quizzes.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Coursework 1 - varies according to student choice of topic||50.00|
|In-course Assessment||Coursework 2 - varies according to student choice of topic||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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