AP0308 - Inspirational Science

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What will I learn on this module?

This module will teach you about important and inspirational areas of science, focusing on how chemistry and other sciences are embedded in the development of new technologies, medicines, materials and processes. The module is broken down into four main areas namely; Spectroscopy and Analysis; Drugs and Molecule, Material of the Future and Energy. Within each of these key areas you will learn about the fundamental science that underpins these important research areas, why these areas are so important to us all and how recent developments in these fields helped industry, research and understanding.

How will I learn on this module?

Learning within this modules will be predominantly based on interactive lecture and seminar sessions coving the key areas within this module. This will be supported by additional material to study independently such as books, journals and articles to read at home and expand your knowledge.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

All lecture materials will be made available on the e-learning portal including details of the module teaching team and their contact details should these be required. Additional questions will be made available to the students allowing them to test their own knowledge of the subjects they are learning. Reading lists and additional study material will also either be made available or guidance given as to how and where to source this information.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. You will gain a good understanding of a number of important scientific subjects that influence industry, research and policy in the UK and worldwide. You will gain an increased appreciation of the role of chemistry and other sciences in the development of technology.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Throughout this module you will gain intellectually from understanding the science that underpins the development of technology. You will develop skills in how to conduct independent and Tutor led research into these areas you are taught about and how to research new areas of science.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
3. Global and cultural awareness will be embedded in this course as you learn about technologies and areas of science that are critical to industry and that influence government policy. Developing your skills in independent research will increase your scientific curiosity.

How will I be assessed?

The main assessment will involve independently researching an area of Inspirational Science based either on the content of the module or on a subject that you are passionate about. You will research the area and create an electronic poster on your research topic which will be submitted via elp for assessment. Supporting MLOs KU1, IPSA 2 and PVA 3.


Formative assessment will be provided by an assigned academic staff member (personal tutor) who will support idea generation, research investigation, an initial review of draft presentation and appropriate feedback. Supported by MLOs KU1, IPSA2 and PVA3.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

AP0306, AP0307 and AP0309

Module abstract

This module on Inspirational Science will give you the insight and knowledge to be able to discuss important areas of chemistry and science with your colleagues and peers, focusing on how chemistry and other sciences are embedded in the development of new technologies, medicines, materials and processes. The module is structured into four main areas of ‘Spectroscopy and Analysis’, ‘Drugs and Molecules’, ‘Materials of the Future’ and ‘Energy’. Within each of these key areas you will learn about the fundamental science that underpins these important research areas, why these areas are so important to us all and how recent developments in these fields helped industry develop through research and understanding.

Course info

UCAS Code Y002

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Applied Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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