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CH404 - Synthetic Chemistry III (Macromolecular Chemistry)

  • Module code: CH404
  • Module name: Synthetic Chemistry III (Macromolecular Chemistry)
  • Department: Chemistry
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is designed to develop student awareness of current problems and directions in the forefront of Macromolecular chemistry and aspects of how Macromolecules are involved in Supramolecular assembly and aggregation. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate critically selected current research in this area. The course is designed to allow students to be original in the application of their knowledge to the solution of, research-based problems This will be achieved by a range of teaching methods including directed reading and set exercises. Students will be expected to undertake a significant amount of student centered learning around the subject which will be directed appropriately during the 10 academic contact hours with the whole class. An additional contact hour a week will be set aside (as bookable) so that students who have concerns with directed reading and student centred learning can discuss their problems with an academic on a one to one or group basis. Depending on the level and importance of contemporary research evident at the time, and also on the particular research interests of staff members, two or more of the following areas will be addressed; new controlled polymer synthetic methods, heterogeneous polymerisation chemistry and supramolecular assembly of polymers. Students will be expected to demonstrate their abilities by critical evaluation of recent published material in one of the areas of study. This will be achieved the submission of a written report. Students will also undertake a written examination, which will test both their critical thinking around the subject as well as their ability to apply their knowledge to original problems.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Understand and be aware of current research and problems in the areas of polymer synthetic methods and Supramolecular chemistry; Use their knowledge to critically evaluate recent research work in any of the areas of study: To be able to disseminate that knowledge by the preparation of a CONCISE written report. ( A concise report will test the students ability for communicating/abstracting only the MOST relevant material); Show originality in application of their knowledge to solving problems in the three areas of study; Use IT to prepare a Written Presentation.

Timetabled teaching activities

10 weeks, 2 contact hours per week ( 1 x Lecture/seminar/problem class per week, 1 x bookable academic contact hour).

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/CH404

Other essential notes

Pre-requisites: CH242

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: CH404-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) 2500 word essay 20%
  Synthetic Chemistry III (Supramolecular & Macromolecular) 80%
VA (Visiting students only) Assessed work for Visiting/Exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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