CH3325: Project

School Cardiff School of Chemistry
Department Code CHEMY
Module Code CH3325
External Subject Code F100
Number of Credits 30
Level L6
Language of Delivery English
Module Leader Dr Athanasia Dervisi
Semester Spring Semester
Academic Year 2018/9

Outline Description of Module

This module consists of a supervised research project. This may be in any area of practical or theoretical chemistry. Supervisors are allocated following student preference as far as possible. Students give an oral presentation of their results and prepare a written report that is defended in an oral examination. 

On completion of the module a student should be able to

  1. plan and carry out an original investigation in a topic from any part of practical or theoretical chemistry; 

  2. select source literature and place it within the context of the project, with critical assessment of preceding work; 

  3. record all working notes in an appropriate manner, with reference to risk and hazard where applicable; 

  4. present the results orally in a symposium; 

  5. plan and compose a detailed report in standard format on all aspects of the project; 

  6. defend the report in oral examination.

How the module will be delivered

 

132 (44 × 3 h) timetabled hours of supervised independent investigation. 

Skills that will be practised and developed

Intellectual skills 

  • analysis of an advanced topic, discussion and critical assessment of the significant issues; 
  • planning, and executing a complex activity; 

Chemistry-specific skills  

  • searching and selecting from the literature, discussing it critically in the context of the project undertaken; 
  • conducting an extended investigation of a chemical topic at the research forefront; 
  • recording of all working notes in an appropriate manner with reference to risk and hazard information where applicable; 

Transferable skills  

  • analysis of a large body of information;  
  • organisation and preparation of reports; 
  • presentation of oral and written reports. 

How the module will be assessed

The module will be assessed on the basis of an oral presentation, a written report, an oral (viva voce) examination, and performance in the laboratory. 

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR REASSESSMENT IN THIS MODULE: 

Students who are permitted by the Examining Board to be reassessed in this module during the same academic session will be asked to submit a revised written report prior to the start of the next session.  This will only happen in cases where the assessment by the host is satisfactory, but extenuating circumstances have affected the preparation of the original report. 

Assessment Breakdown

Type % Title Duration(hrs)
Dissertation 50 Written Report N/A
Presentation 30 Oral Presentation And Examination N/A
Practical-Based Assessment 20 Intellectual And/Or Practical Contribution N/A

Syllabus content

This module consists of a single supervised research project.  This may be in any area of practical or theoretical chemistry, and will usually, but not always, involve experimentation.  The topic is allocated by the supervisor, who is chosen following student preference as far as possible.  Students give an oral presentation of their results and prepare a written report that is defended in an oral examination.   

Essential Reading and Resource List

There is no essential reading and resource list for this module.

Background Reading and Resource List

There is no background reading and resource list for this module.


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