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MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit allows students to study three segments of research-informed advanced analytical chemistry topics.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|Energy and Change||CHEM10212||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Structure and Reactivity||CHEM10412||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Group Theory: Fundamentals and Applications||CHEM20311||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Structure and reactivity of organic molecules||CHEM20412||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Integrated Spectroscopy and Separations||CHEM20611||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Core Chemistry 3||CHEM30211||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Core Chemistry 4||CHEM30312||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Core Chemistry 1||CHEM30411||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|Core Physical Chemistry||CHEM20212||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
The over-arching aims of these modules is to prepare students for a professional or research career in Chemistry by expanding core chemistry knowledge into advanced, research-based topics in analytical chemistry.
The key aims of each of the segments are:
Advanced NMR - introduce students to a range of advanced NMR methods and their applications to problems in chemistry, biochemistry and medicine.
Mass Spectrometry of Biological Systems – introduces students to the application of mass spectrometry to real-world examples from health and structural biology.
Surface Analysis - introduces students to the fundamentals of surface science and the techniques used to gain atomic-scale understanding of surface chemistry.
On successful completion of the course students should be able to:
Extend ideas from core chemistry units from years 1, 2 and 3 to advanced topics
Describe and explain the concepts and application of each analytical method
Apply the concepts of the topics and extend these to synthesise new understanding
Rationalise and interpret data from each analytical method
Propose, and illustrate, outcomes of unseen extensions to the topic material
Transferable skills and personal qualities
Problem solving, analytical skills, time management.
Each segment of the course will provide a minimum of 1 workshop/example class.
Lecturing staff will provide Office Hours during the course.
After the exam marking is completed, students are able to view their examination scripts.
Specific reading material, including research articles will be provided separately for each segment.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||2|
|Practical classes & workshops||3|
|Independent study hours|
|Robert Dryfe||Unit coordinator|