CHY3011 : Research Literature Project
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Hanno Kossen
- Demonstrator: Dr Nick Walker
- Other Staff: Dr Ian Hardcastle, Dr Toni Carruthers, Dr Elizabeth Gibson, Dr Keith Izod, Dr David Fulton, Professor Andrew Benniston, Dr Agnieszka Bronowska, Dr Eimer Tuite, Dr Lee Higham, Dr Fabio Cucinotta, Dr Johan Eriksson, Dr Julian Knight, Dr Jerry Hagon, Dr Celine Cano, Professor Mike Waring, Dr Ben Horrocks, Dr Simon Doherty, Dr Cristina Navarro Reguero, Dr Andrew Pike, Dr Michael Hall, Dr Michael Carroll, Dr Tom Penfold, Professor Andrew Houlton, Dr John Errington, Professor Ulrich Stimming, Dr Mike Probert
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||15|
To develop competency in literature searching, to gain a good understanding of the chemistry in research papers, to reproduce the content of a paper in poster format and to produce a well-constructed review of a given aspect of the chemistry literature to a standard format.
Outline Of Syllabus
Sessions will include workshops on:
• Introduction (Dr C Bleasdale)
• Scientific ethics (Dr C Bleasdale)
• Referencing and citations (Dr C Bleasdale)
• Scientific databases (Mrs M Bent, Library)
• SciFinder (Library staff)
• Reaxys (Dr JG Knight)
• Poster Presentations (Dr A Benniston)
• Report writing skills (Prof AC Benniston)
• Feedback on the poster exercise (Prof AC Benniston)
• Feedback on the Chemical Communications exercise (Dr J Eriksson)
And scheduled meetings with individual supervisors
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||20||10:00||200:00||Background reading and research|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||89:00||89:00||Completion of assessment activities|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||1:00||2:00||Feedback Sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||9||1:00||9:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
A series of workshops will develop subject specific and key skills. Feedback sessions will be used following the return of marked set exercises. Students will be assigned a supervisor and meetings scheduled throughout the project.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||1||M||10||Chemical Communications Exercise|
|Poster||1||M||20||A4 Poster Exercise|
|Written exercise||1||M||10||Project Plan|
|Case study||2||M||60||Chem. Soc. Tutorial Review|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The Chemical Communications exercise will probe understanding of a recent paper and related chemistry.
The poster exercise will assess understanding, presentation skills and scientific ethics and will develop scientific communication skills.
The project plan will test the ability to plan and structure a review.
The final review report will assess understanding of the subject area and the ability to present this in a coherent, structured way following a given format (the RSC Chem.Soc Tutorial Review format).
Students registered on the BSc/MChem Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry programmes will be allocated a project in the Medicinal Chemistry area.