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Module

CHY3011 : Research Literature Project

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Doherty
  • Lecturer: Miss Emily Dott, Dr Andrew Pike
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
Semester 2 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

In this module, students will develop their skills to review and critique source material. It is increasingly important for current graduates to evaluate data and information with respect to accuracy and relevance. Within this module, different areas of specialisation within Chemistry will be explored that will highlight current research in fundamental and applied chemistry. Learning to communicate scientific information in a variety of formats (executive summary, presentation, review article) is key to bridging the gap between the scientific experiment and the contextualisation of findings within the wider community.

Students will develop competency in literature searching, learn to read, reproduce and evaluate the content of research papers, and practice oral presentations on a research topic. The production of a review article in a standard format aims at training scientific writing skills, as well as critical evaluation of source material.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction
Scientific ethics
Types of literature and understanding journal articles
Referencing and citations
How to prepare an academic profile
Scientific databases (Library)
SciFinder (Library)
Reaxys (Library)
Endnote revision (Library)
Preparing ChemDraw schemes and other visual material
Career profiles and presentation skills
Job applications, further study and skills workshop (Careers service)
Time management for CHY3011
How to write a literature review
Feedback session

Scheduled meetings with individual supervisors are arranged by the students to obtain feedback on their progress on the literature project.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable