2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CHEM5608M Advanced Topics in Chemistry (15 Credits)
15 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Dr Paul Thornton
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsAcceptance onto MSc in Drug Discovery and Development
This module is mutually exclusive with
|CHEM5600M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry 60 Credit|
|CHEM5601M||Advanced Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 60 Credit|
|CHEM5604M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry (40 Credit)|
|CHEM5605M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry (30 Credit)|
|CHEM5606M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry (20 Credit)|
|CHEM5613M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Coursework)|
|CHEM5615M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined)|
|CHEM5616M||Advanced Topics in Chemistry|
|CHEM5622M||Advanced Topics (10 Credits)|
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryCurrent topics from across Chemistry are presented. MSc in Drug Discovery and Development students will be able to choose the topics that interest and benefit them the most. Assessment is entirely in the form of continuous assessment.
ObjectivesOn completion of the module, students will have an advanced level understanding of a wide range of chemistry. They will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and synthesis of multiple areas simultaneously and be able to explain and solve unseen problems of an advanced nature.
Ultimately the module will prepare them for research either in academia or industry by providing the students with the core basis of advanced knowledge they will require. Through the continual assessment aspects of the module they will receive training in transferrable skills that will aid their future career.
The students will have a broad understanding of core areas of advanced chemistry and be able to solve unseen problem-led questions in these areas.
They will also be able to access the primary literature and use their knowledge to make a critical evaluation of this information.
The module will be assessed exclusively by continuous assessment, and will feature all of the Advanced Topics coursework topics except computer-aided drug design.
Students will be required to study a minimum of 3 topics from a free choice of (typically) 10 topics. This element will be assessed by a portfolio of work, based on continuous assessment. The exact topics will varies year-by-year but a current list of topics includes:
• Energy Transduction – Powering the Earth, Life and Society
• Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
• Structural Control in Modern Materials
• Physical Organic Chemistry
• Delivery of Functional Fluids
• Electronic Structure Calculations
• Case Studies in Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Synthesis
• Metals in Medicine
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||15.00|
|Private study hours||93.00|
|Total Contact hours||42.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private study108h including 15h online study - quizzes, note-taking, additional reading and research
Students will be presented with a wide range of advanced material and will be expected to spend considerable time consolidating this knowledge.
Additionally, they will be provided with practice problems that form the basis of the workshops for each topic.
Reading for lectures and workshops
Reading research literature and preparation for coursework assignments
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFormative feedback will be provided for all work submitted.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Portfolio||3 x pieces of coursework worth 33.33%||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Each topic will involve one or more of the following types of coursework; Essay or Dissertation, Literature Review, Verbal Presentation. A student’s portfolio will depend upon the individual topics that students select for assessment.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 07/07/2022 11:10:18
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