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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CHEM5614M Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined)
20 creditsClass Size: 150
Module manager: Dr Paul Thornton
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsBSc Chemistry or equivalent
|Advanced Topics in Chemistry (Coursework)
This module is mutually exclusive with
|Advanced Topics in Chemistry 60 Credit
|Advanced Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 60 Credit
|Advanced Topics in Chemical Biology (40 Credit)
|Advanced Topics in Chemical Biology (30 Credit)
|Advanced Topics in Chemistry (40 Credit)
|Advanced Topics in Chemistry (30 Credit)
|Advanced Topics in Chemistry (20 Credit)
|Advanced Topics in Chemistry (10 Credits)
|Advanced Topics in Chemistry (15 Credits)
|Advanced Topics (10 Credits)
Module replacesCHEM5610M, a 40 credit module that combines examined (20 credits) and coursework (20 credits) components. This module has been split into CHEM5613M (Coursework) and CHEM5614M (Examined).
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined) is a compulsory module for students studying the MSc in Chemistry. Discrete topics that are of current research/commercial interest are taught and assessed by examination.
ObjectivesOn completion of the module, students will have an advanced level of understanding of a selection of current topics of chemistry. They will be able to demonstrate their knowledge 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.
The students will have a broad understanding of a range of core areas of advanced chemistry and be able to solve unseen problems 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.
Students will be required to study four free choice topics (two per semester) from a selection of examined topics. The exact topic areas vary year by year to reflect research developments, but a representative list is:
- Characterising structures and mechanisms in Inorganic Chemistry
- Metals in Medicine
- Medicinal Chemistry Strategy
- Expanding the Synthetic Chemistry Toolbox
- Chemical Biology Tools
- The Combustion Chemistry of Biofuels
- Molecular Dynamics
- Metals in Biology
- Heterocyclic Chemistry in Medicines and Natural Products
- Natural Product Biosynthesis
- Asymmetric and Stereoselective synthesis
- Planetary Atmospheres
- Chemistry, Climate Change and Air Pollution: Atmospheric Measurements, Modelling and Policy
The CHEM560XM examined topics ‘Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials’ and ‘Advanced Applications of Colorants’ are not included as examined options (CHEM5610M) as they form part of optional modules (COLO5180M and COLO5162M, respectively) that students may elect to take.
|Class tests, exams and assessment
|Private study hours
|Total Contact hours
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)
Private studyAt least four topics will have to be attended in order to complete the examined part of the course (40 hours in total). Each student will undertake a total of two exams. These assessments, which will be take place in the January and May/June examination periods, will consist of 1 x Section A question (10 marks) and 2 x Section B questions (20 marks each), and have a duration of 1.5 hours each (3 hours in total).
Students will be presented with a wide range of advanced material and will be expected to spend considerable time consolidating the acquired knowledge. 157 hours is assigned to reading both the learning resources provided and additional related content, for topic comprehension and exam revision.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFeedback will be provided following each exam.
Individual topics will contain workshops in which feedback may be provided.
Methods of assessment
|% of formal assessment
|Online Time-Limited assessment
|1 hr 30 mins
|Online Time-Limited assessment
|1 hr 30 mins
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)
Exams must take place at the same time as all other Advanced Topics (CHEM560XM) exams.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 18/10/2021 08:51:24
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