The Impact of Chemistry
SCQF level 7
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF level 7
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.
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
Weekly contact: 5 lectures (x 8 weeks) and 1 group project hour (x 1 week).
Scheduled learning hours: 41
Guided independent study hours: 159
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%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Existing 15-minute Practical Examination = 20%, Existing Coursework = 10%