CHY3011 : Research Literature Project
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Hanno Kossen
- 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, to practice oral presentations on a research topic and to produce a well-constructed review of a given aspect of the chemistry literature to a standard format.
Outline Of Syllabus
Types of literature and understanding journal articles
Referencing and citations
How to prepare an academic profile
Scientific databases (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
Scheduled meetings with individual supervisors are arranged by the students to obtain feedback on their progress on the literature project.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||4||4:00||16:00||Completion of Project Plan|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||4||4:00||16:00||Completion of Chem Commun Exercise|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||4||4:00||16:00||Completion of Presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||18||10:00||180:00||Background reading and research|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||17||3:00||51:00||Preparation of Tutorial Review|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||2:00||2:00||Presentation Session (compulsory)|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||1:00||2:00||Library|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||2:00||4:00||Reaxys and Scifinder|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||2||2:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||1:00||2:00||Feedback sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||6||0:30||3:00||Supervisor Meetings|
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 (1000 words max)|
|Written exercise||1||M||10||Project Plan (1 page)|
|Case study||2||M||70||Chem. Soc. Tutorial Review 5 pages (template provided)|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||10||5 minute oral presentation on chosen research topic|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The Chemical Communications exercise will probe understanding of a recent paper and related chemistry.
The presentation will develop scientific communication skills. The target audience will be semi-informed scientists and the scientific content will need to be adapted to a less specialised audience.
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.