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CHEM5622M Advanced Topics in Chemistry (10 Credits)

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Stefan Auer

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 3 in Chemistry programmes of study or equivalent

This module is mutually exclusive with

CHEM5600MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry 60 Credit
CHEM5601MAdvanced Topics in Medicinal Chemistry 60 Credit
CHEM5604MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (40 Credit)
CHEM5605MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (30 Credit)
CHEM5606MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (20 Credit)
CHEM5608MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (15 Credits)
CHEM5616MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry
CHEM5617MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Coursework)
CHEM5618MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined S1)
CHEM5619MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (Examined S2)

This module is not approved as an Elective


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


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
Example Class161.0016.00
Independent online learning hours12.00
Private study hours72.00
Total Contact hours16.00
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

Formative exercises for workshops, and regularly-spaced online quizzes.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentCoursework 150.00
AssignmentCoursework 250.00
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: 28/04/2023 14:52:18


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