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MChem Chemistry with International Study / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
Personalised Learning Unit 1
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This personalised learning unit allows students to choose three segments of research-informed advanced 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 2||CHEM30311||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 to provide a wider and deeper understanding of particular areas of chemistry.
The key aims of each of the segments are:
Contemporary Enzymology - provide a theoretical understanding of the molecular contributions to enzyme catalysis; provide a working knowledge of experimental and theoretical approaches used to study enzyme mechanism; outline modern strategies for creating enzymes with new functions.
Kinetic in Catalysis - provide students with advanced kinetic skills to interrogate reaction mechanisms and improve catalytic reactions by designing kinetic experiments and analysing the results.
Molecular Machines - introduce students to the principles and theory behind making and operating machines at the molecular level. The mechanisms behind biological molecular machines serve as inspiration for the design of synthetic systems
Radiation Science - provide students with an understanding and appreciation of how fundamental radiation physics and chemistry are being applied to radiotherapy, nuclear industry processes and manufacturing of nanomaterials.
Synthetic Biology - introduce students to the basics of synthetic biology and its real world applications and social context driving the bioeconomy of the future.
Glycobiology – introduces students to chemical, enzyme and automated methods of preparing carbohydrates
Inorganic Applications of DFT – introduces students to a number of case studies where density functional theory has been applied to inorganic chemistry systems.
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 topic
Apply the concepts of the topic and extend these to synthesise new solutions
Rationalise and interpret data from each topic
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||1.5|
|Practical classes & workshops||3|
|Independent study hours|
|Robert Dryfe||Unit coordinator|