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CH1301   The Impact of Chemistry

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon

This module explores the impact that chemistry has on all our lives and all aspects of society. Starting with the chemical origins of life in the primordial soup, it will explore fuel and energy, the great challenge of global warming, forensic chemistry, chemistry and the environment, and chemistry in food production.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): National Level 5 or GCSE Chemistry. Students with no formal qualification in Chemistry may be admitted but should expect to undertake additional tutorial work and private study

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 lectures (x 8 weeks) and 1 group project hour (x 1 week).

Scheduled learning hours: 41

Guided independent study hours: 159

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, 15-minute Practical Examination = 20%, Coursework = 10%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 10%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Existing 15-minute Practical Examination = 20%, Existing Coursework = 10%


Module teaching staff: Dr R A Aitken, Prof S E M Ashbrook, Dr P A Connor, Prof T K Smith, Prof J T S Irvine