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CH4421   Chemistry Research Skills Laboratory

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Only available to students enrolled in MChem Chemistry, MChem Materials Chemistry or MChem with Medicinal Chemistry

Planned timetable: 9:00 - 13:00

This module integrates advanced practical inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The major objective is improvement of problem solving abilities and confidence in independent research work in a chemical laboratory. This will be achieved via - (1) problem-solving driven design of a variety of experiments based on literature precedent (from electronic databases and primary literature) - (2) adjusting the identified procedures to available equipment and characterisation techniques - (3) performing experiments with due care and safety - (4) evaluation of results via written and oral laboratory reports.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CH3521 and ( pass CH3621 or pass CH3721 )

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH4442

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Two or three days a week, 3.5-hour morning practical classes or 2 hour workshops between Semester 1 - Week 1 and Semester 2 - Week 8

Scheduled learning hours: 166

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr P Kilian, Dr B Chalmers, Dr I Smellie, Dr S King, Prof P Lightfoot, Prof M Buck