Aims/Description: This module is composed of practical and an independent learning assignment. The experimental projects build on practical skills gained in earlier levels, and is part of the final development of laboratory work in biological chemistry. The teaching takes the form of longer project style practical sessions where students work as part of a group, and will design, execute, analyse and present work on a topic guided by an experimental manager. This design was arrived at following consultations with our industrial advisers to find out what qualities they wanted to find in the students they employ. These projects are specifically tailored to blend an appropriate mix of synthesis and analytical work that is applicable to the molecular understanding of chemistry that is relevant to biology and biological phenomena. These projects are complemented by an assignment that will involve independently exploring bioinorganic chemistry. This will involve an introduction through conventional lecture material which will be extended by exploring and gathering specific data from contemporary databases and broader information sources.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students within the Department of Chemistry

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project work, Practical skills assessment, Project/ portfolio

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