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Postgraduate Course: Research Methods in Analytical Chemistry (CHEM11072)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Chemistry CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryResearch Methods in Analytical Chemistry aims to provide training in the methods and skills required for the students to successfully undertake a MSc research project. There will be a variety of small-group projects covering key skills and techniques required in Analytical Chemistry ┬┐ similar to the MChem 4P. The course will develop students┬┐ problem-solving ability, critical thinking and creative thinking.
Course description The course consists of structured exercises, which introduce specific instrumental, computational, research planning, and practical techniques in Analytical Chemistry. The exercises are designed to enable the group of students to develop significant autonomy. These exercises are carried out in small groups of up to four students, and development of group-working skills is an important aim of this part of the course. Students will be assessed on their performance during the exercises and on their ability to communicate results in an appropriate format, such as written reports, posters, oral presentations etc. The course will provide the MSc students an opportunity to expands their skillset in their area of interest. A member of academic staff will be assigned to mentor each group.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 186 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Creative, lateral thinking in response to a specific problem
  2. The ability to plan and prioritise work
  3. The ability to carry out a multicomponent workplan as a team in a professional and equitable manner
  4. The ability to critically analyse research data (their own and others┬┐)
  5. The ability to clearly communicate aims, objectives and findings in various formats
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Annamaria Lilienkampf
Tel: (0131 6)50 4812
Email: Annamaria.Lilienkampf@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Zoe Burger
Tel: (0131 6)50 7546
Email: zoe.burger@ed.ac.uk
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