CHY8411 : Research Project (60)
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr John Errington
- Lecturer: Dr Julian Knight, Dr Ian Hardcastle
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||55|
To provide students with a research project in a modern area of chemistry, and for students registered on the Medicinal Chemistry programme, a specific project related to that specialism; to give students the experience of working in a research environment.
Outline Of Syllabus
The project provides Stage 4 students with an opportunity to work in an active research environment on a project relevant to their areas of interest. Students registered on the Medicinal Chemistry programme will complete a project in the relevant specialism.
Students indicate their preferences for projects at the end of Stage 3.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Assessment of project, report, presentation and viva|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||Coursework exercises|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||20||21:00||420:00||Perform practical work in the research laboratory to satisfy the requirement of the research project|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||76:00||76:00||Background reading - Project planning - Analysis of data|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||20||2:00||40:00||2x1h weekly project supervision sessions with supervisor|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Seminars cover writing up project work and presentation skills. Most of the project involves practical work within the research laboratories but also includes time for experimental design and some background work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||25||Project Report (30 pages)|
|Written exercise||2||M||15||To include a written safety and risk assessment, project plan and Research Seminars.|
|Report||2||M||25||Assessment of project work|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Projects may be in labs or computer based or even studying technological applications to chemical education. Assessment of the practical work performed during the project will be carried out by the project supervisor. The coursework exercises assist of a safety and risk assessment exercise, attendance at the School research seminars and a written project plan. Students will be expected to submit a final written report, at the end of the module. Students will deliver a final presentation (10 minutes), summarising their work, to an audience consisting of their peers and members of staff. Academic staff assess the final project report and conduct an oral examination (30 minutes) of the candidate.