CHEM286 - Applied Analytical Chemistry (year 2)
Dr. Konstantin Luzyanin (module leader)
Dr. Cate Cropper
This module is strategically connected with elements of the Curriculum 2021 framework encompassing:
Research-connected teaching (feeds current research into the syllabus, see my research group webpage above)
Active learning (collaborative and reflective activities to help students to construct knowledge and build independence)
Authentic assessment (assess students using tasks that mirror those they might undertake as professionals)
To provide the students with an understanding of the applications of various analytical techniques and their role in modern research. This module will demonstrate the fundamental theoretical principals of selected instrumental analytical techniques (NMR spectroscopy, mass-spectrometry, atomic spectroscopy/spectrometry, separation and hyphenated techniques) in the context of their roles in industrial and academic research, to include chemical and pharmaceutical analysis
Having successfully completed this module students will be able to:
1) To recognise the current trends in the application of the instrumental analytical methods
2) Demonstrate awareness of the theoretical concepts of NMR spectroscopy, Mass-Spectrometry, Chromatography, hyphenated techniques GC/HPLC-MS, and (atomic spectroscopy)-based methods
3) To choose an appropriate technique in order to evaluate the structure, properties and potential applications of materials, or a multi-technique approach to find the solution of a selected experimental problem
4) Improve their confidence in scientific communication and presentation of data to subsequently enhance their employability skills.
Having successfully completed this module:
1) Students will develop their chemistry-related cognitive ability and skills, including problem solving as required by the Chemistry subject benchmark statement
2) Students will improve their confidence in scientific communication and develop presentation skills of analytical data.
Format of Delivery and Assessment
16 h lectures, 3x2 h workshops on problem solving, and 53 h of self-directed learning (preparatory time for the workshops is encluded into this).
1 written examination (80% mark),
3 problem(case)-based learning workshops with summary presentation in small groups (2 x 10% each; one of them is peer-assessed by students using feedback forms; one is assessed by demonstrators and staff; one is not assessed and is intended for training in problem(case)-based learning approaches).
Summary and Revision lecture of CHEM286, 2019/20 edition.
Additional Information in this file:
2. Recommended texts
3. Additional texts
4. Format of delivery and assessment
Content of CHEM286 is linked to other modules, i.e. CHEM170/245/246 and provides a good starting point to CHEM386 and analytical research projects in CHEM366/480 available in years 3 and 4.
(C) Dr. Konstantin Luzyanin, 2021.