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CH3F2 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry

  • Module code: CH3F2
  • Module name: Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This Core module focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental analytical techniques, including data generation, acquisition, processing, and interpretation, instrumentation and state-of-the-art applications. A range of techniques will be considered with emphasis being placed on chromatography, mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Techniques covered in lectures are reinforced in laboratory and workshop sessions.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to.... Subject knowledge and understanding: • Show an understanding of the: - fundamental principles behind analytical and spectroscopic methods - functions of various components in complex spectroscopic instrumentation. • Appreciate Instrument performance characteristics • Demonstrate ability to process outputs from analyical instruments into interpretable datasets • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and interpret data from a variety of measurements. • Display consideration for sources and treatment of experimental error Key Skills: • Demonstrate numeracy • Independently use information technology: databases, data-processing and other software Workshops and experiments in laboratory, writing reports with the aid of written guidance and study of examples of good practice. Cognitive Skills: • Critically analyse data • Comprehensively assess errors in data • Test hypotheses using experimental data Workshops and experiments in laboratory, writing reports with the aid of written guidance and study of examples of good practice. Subject-Specific/Professional Skills: • Follow good and safe practice in the laboratory. • Demonstrate sound laboratory and measurement skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

All degree streams: 20 Lectures BSc (F100/F121): 2 Lectures (Laboratory skills) BSc (F100/F121): 20 hours of workshops and laboratory work MChem and BSc (F1N1): 10 hours of workshops and laboratory work

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH3F2

Other essential notes

Pre-requisites: CH222

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: CH3F2-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Data handling exercises (BSc only) 33%
  Essay (BSc only) 34%
  Lab Project (BSc only) 33%
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Data handling exercises (MChem only) 33%
  1.5 hour examination (March) (MChem only) 67%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F106) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) (F107) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) (F107) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate MChem Chemistry with Industrial Training (F108) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with International Placement) (F109) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F109) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry (with International Placement) (F111) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry 3 Year Variants (F121) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry (with Intercalated Year) Variants (F122) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F125) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry Variants (F126) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry(with Intercalated Year) (F127) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (F1N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemistry with Management (with Intercalated Year) (F1N2) - Year 4
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry with Intercalated Year (B9F1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Chemistry (BF91) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Chemical Biology MChem with Intercalated Year (F1C1) - Year 4
  • MChem Chemical Biology (FC11) - Year 3