Postgraduate Course: Research Techniques PGT (CHEM11079)
|School||School of Chemistry
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will follow on from the PGT Laboratory Techniques 1 course introducing more advanced laboratory skills, to provide training in the methods and skills required for the students to undertake their research project. Students will work in small groups and complete 3 group projects introducing them to key skills and techniques required for a range of chemical research fields.
The course consists of three extended laboratory exercises (ca 8 hours research planning time and 24 hours laboratory time) as well as workshops to introduce students to reviewing the scientific literature, planning a research project, implementing experiments, data analysis and interpretation and communication skills. The students will work in small-groups, to develop group-working skills. The assessment of students will cover their performance during the laboratory exercises and their ability to communicate their findings in appropriate formats, which will include written reports, posters and oral presentations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 72,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 51,
Other Study Hours 24,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Prelab research time.
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Direct feedback (mentoring) throughout laboratory exercises. Formal written feedback will be provided alongside grades on assessed components.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Survey the scientific literature in a given field, and successfully summarise recent research progress in written form.
- Plan a research project, assessing safety and resource requirements.
- Apply a range of research-skills to implement a programme of original research, working as a member of a team.
- Critically analyse and interpret the results of original research.
- Present, at a professional level, the results of research in an appropriate format and defend conclusions drawn.
|Project specific resources will be provided.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Note-taking skills
2. Numerical data interpretation and analysis
3. Unseen problem solving skills
|Keywords||Materials Chemistry,Analytical Chemistry,Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
||Course secretary||Ms Zoe Burger
Tel: (0131 6)50 7546