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CH155-30 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills I

Department
Chemistry
Level
Undergraduate Level 1
Module leader
Dani Pearson
Credit value
30
Module duration
20 weeks
Assessment
80% coursework, 20% exam
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

This module complements the set of theory modules, CH160, CH161 and CH162, enabling students to solve problems practically in the main branches of chemistry. The laboratory component is intended to develop students’ practical skills and their facility for processing their own data, both with the aim of achieving a professional standard.

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Module aims

This module complements the set of theory modules, CH160, CH161 and CH162, enabling students to solve problems practically in the main branches of chemistry. The laboratory component is intended to develop students’ practical skills and their facility for processing their own data, both with the aim of achieving a professional standard.

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

Practice of Computers in Chemistry
Practice of Inorganic Chemistry
Practice of Organic Chemistry
Practice of Physical Chemistry
Professional Skills

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Have a good understanding of basic practical techniques relating to inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
  • Be able to use a range of chemical software, including basic molecular modelling codes, plus access relevant databases to support their practical chemistry.
  • Have an understanding of basic research methodology and be able to solve a problem using practical methods.
  • Understand how the theory of chemistry is developed from its practice.
  • Develop intermediate, effective communication skills in scientific writing, oral presentations and 1:1 oral discussions
Research element

research-based investigative experiments.

Interdisciplinary

Crosses into multiple other disciplines e.g. biology, physics, maths, computer science, engineering.

Subject specific skills

Practical chemistry
Theoretical chemistry
Problem solving
Written communication
Information literacy and research skills

Transferable skills

Problem solving
Written communication
Oral communication
Reasoning
Information literacy and research skills

Study time

Type Required
Lectures 6 sessions of 1 hour (2%)
Practical classes 22 sessions of 6 hours (44%)
Other activity 9 hours (3%)
Private study 153 hours (51%)
Total 300 hours
Private study description

On-line self-study and pre-lab tests associated with each experiment.

Other activity description

6 hours Orientation
2hrs academic writing workshops
Assessed results discussion sessions 2 x 20 minutes.

Costs

No further costs have been identified for this module.

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Assessment group D
Weighting Study time
Laboratory work and/or associated submissions 70%

Laboratory Reports (part and full).
Results discussion sessions.
In-lab practical assessment.

Non-chemistry individual presentation 10%
Results Discussions 20%

2 x Results Discussion mini vivas, each 20 mins

Feedback on assessment

Written feedback provided for each laboratory report submitted.\r\nVerbal and/or written feedback for results-discussions and in-lab assessed practical work.\r\n

Past exam papers for CH155

Post-requisite modules

If you pass this module, you can take:

  • CH222-15 Practical and Professional Chemistry Skills II

Courses

This module is Core for:

  • UCHA-4 Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants
    • Year 1 of F101 Chemistry (with Intercalated Year)
    • Year 1 of F122 Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (with Intercalated Year)
  • UCHA-3 Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants
    • Year 1 of F100 Chemistry
    • Year 1 of F121 Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry
  • Year 1 of UCHA-FN11 Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies
  • UCHA-F110 Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Industrial Placement)
    • Year 1 of F110 MChem Chemistry (with Industrial Placement)
    • Year 1 of F112 MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry with Industrial Placement
  • Year 1 of UCHA-F107 Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year)
  • UCHA-F109 Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with International Placement)
    • Year 1 of F109 MChem Chemistry (with International Placement)
    • Year 1 of F111 MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (with International Placement)
  • UCHA-4M Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants
    • Year 1 of F105 Chemistry
    • Year 1 of F110 MChem Chemistry (with Industrial Placement)
    • Year 1 of F109 MChem Chemistry (with International Placement)
    • Year 1 of F125 MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry
  • Year 1 of UCHA-F127 Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year)