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BSc Chemistry / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Chemists' Toolkit II
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Offered by||Department of Chemistry|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.
- Information skills
- topic searching
- written literature review and oral presentation
- analytical science skills
- calculus, vectors, complex numbers and matrices as applied to chemistry.
First year chemistry units
- To develop literature, information technology, problem solving and other transferable skills.
- To develop scientific presentational skills (written and oral).
- To reinforce and develop mathematical skills.
- To reinforce analytical science skills.
On successful completion of the course students should be able to:
- work comfortably as individuals to solve problems.
- write, present and review primary chemical literature on a given topic.
- be able to apply advanced mathematical techniques to chemical problems
- be able to apply advanced analytical science skills to chemical problems.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Maths skills, writing skills.
|Written assignment (inc essay)||32.5%|
Written and/ or oral feedback on all the individual coursework from either the academics delivering the material or personal tutors. Self-study feedback for many exercises through comparison of students work and model answers. Sections of course are taught in a workshop or clinic form where students can attempt the exercises and receive immediate feedback. The academics delivering the material are also available to see students and provide feedback on any particular aspects of the course as requested
- A. Northedge, A. Lane, A. Peasgood, J. Thomas, 'The Sciences Good Study Guide', Open University, 1997.
- T. Overton, S. Johnson, J. Scott, Study & Communication Skills for the Chemical Sciences, OUP 2011.
- P. Monk and L. J. Munro, Maths for Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, 2010
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||6|
|Practical classes & workshops||5|
|Independent study hours|
|Philip Riby||Unit coordinator|
|Patrick O'Malley||Unit coordinator|