CHY8812 : Research Preparation and Development
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ian Hardcastle
- Lecturer: Dr Julian Knight, Dr Agnieszka Bronowska, Dr Hanno Kossen
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To prepare students for the research project. To introduce key literacy and communication skills in order to enhance performance in the research project. To research and produce a detailed literature review covering the background to the project topic.
Outline Of Syllabus
Lectures and Workshops will cover the following topics:
Research seminars (Tuesday afternoons; a selection of invited speakers presenting current research topics)
Different types of scientific literature
Tools and databases for searching the scientific literature
Report writing skills
Citing the literature including the use of appropriate software
Preparation of visual material for presentation and reports, including data and molecular structure
Safety and preparation of Risk Assessments
A schedule of the delivery of the different workshops will be provided at the beginning of the course on Blackboard.
Up to date details on times and locations of the research seminars can be found on http://www.ncl.ac.uk/chemistry/about/seminars/
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Project plan presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Preparation for the Reaxys, COSHH, Research Seminar reports and the Data Visualisation exercise|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Preparation for the project review|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||5||1:00||5:00||Invited Research Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||20:00||20:00||Literature research for the project background and project plan|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||8:00||8:00||Presentation preparation|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||4||1:00||4:00||Session workshops|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||15:00||15:00||Background reading for coursework assignments|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||5||1:00||5:00||Supervisor meetings for project plan|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide necessary information and tools for the academic preparation with workshops consolidating the work through practical applications of taught material. Supervision meetings provide guidance for literature report writing. Independent study for literature research and background reading are required for the completion of all assessed components.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||10||2||M||15||Project background presentation (10 slides)|
|Written exercise||2||M||40||Project background review (10 pages)|
|Written exercise||2||M||15||Research seminar report (1 page)|
|Written exercise||2||M||15||Safety exercise (COSHH form and online assessment)|
|Written exercise||2||M||15||Reaxy's exercise (15 pages)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The Project Background Review and presentation will give students a detailed knowledge of the literature for their project topic and an opportunity to practise written and presentation skills.
The Research Seminar Report contextualises the wider research activity in a critical fashion.
The Safety exercise prepares the students for the safety aspects of their project.
The Reaxy's exercise helps students to search the scientific literature.