Module Information

Module Identifier
EA22110
Module Title
Laboratory Techniques
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Pre-Requisite
External Examiners
  • Professor Kevin G Taylor (Professor - University of Manchester)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 3 x 2 Hour Lectures
Workshop 1 x 4 Hour Workshop
Practical 5 x 4 Hour Practicals
Lecture 3 x 3 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory Practical Reports  x 6 following each of the practicals  60%
Semester Assessment Group Project Written Report  25%
Semester Assessment Group Project Oral Presentation  15%
Supplementary Assessment Students who attend the practicals will be given the opportunity to resubmit failed components during the August resits (information to be passed to the student by the DGES admin team and the module coordinator) (marks for passed components will be carried forward). Students whose reasons for failing to attend the practical’s and have special circumstances which are condoned will be permitted to submit a 3,000 word project for assessment during the resit period to be agreed with the module co-ordinator.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* evaluate the chemical principles behind instrumental analysis methods;

* to select an appropriate analytical instrument for a given analytical task, use the instrument safely and will be able to evaluate the limitations of the method;

* be aware of regulations and legislation on chemical safety;

* produce laboratory reports based on a variety of chemical techniques;

* prepare and deliver oral presentations on scientific results;

* work as a group

Aims

This module aims to provide training in the laboratory techniques used to determine the chemical composition of natural materials. The module aims to provide a thorough training in theory behind a range of instrumental chemical analysis methods. These will concentrate on inorganic methods. The module will be strongly practically based (which is reflected in the assessment) and will emphasise laboratory safety throughout.

Brief description

This module will provide training in the principles and methods of chemical analysis of natural materials. The module is practically-based and the assessment reflects this. The module will introduce the theory behind instrumental methods of chemical analysis and practical training in the application of these principles.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5