AP0531 - Applied Chemistry

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn about the application of chemistry to a range of sectors including the process industry and the pharmaceutical/biotech sectors. You will explore the process of applying the fundamental principles of core chemistry to specific industrial, environmental or research problems. Illustrative themes include:
•Drug design, applications and mechanisms of actions: applications in the pharmaceutical sector
•Chemical process development: synthesis of fine and commodity chemicals, polymer and materials synthesis.
•Chemical analysis of the environment: elemental analysis, the process of analysing a contamination in an environment
•Computational approaches to chemistry problems: using in silico methods to discover new drugs, new catalysts and new chemistries.
Out of the range of topics available, you will be able to chose a subset of them (those which most interest you) to be assessed on.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, computational laboratories and independent learning. The lectures and laboratories will outline relevant theories and concepts which will equip you with knowledge and understanding that will enable you to predict and rationalise the outcomes of new situations. Independent learning will give you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the subject area.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Your learning journey through this module will be supported by a range of teaching materials that will be available on the module’s eLearning Portal site. Topic leaders will be identified and will provide support through the teaching of lectures, laboratories and online discussion boards.

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 be able to demonstrate your ability to apply underlying principles of chemistry to real world problems.
2.You will be able to perform relevant laboratory and computational analysis to support a line of enquiry.
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3.You will develop analytical skills and abilities relating to the subject area and be able to think independently, understand and justify your own opinions. These skills are important employability competences.
4.You will be able to explain your findings orally and visually to an expert and a general audience.
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5.You will be able to apply your subject knowledge to raise your awareness of the place of chemistry in industry, academic and research.

How will I be assessed?

This module will be assessed by
•3 continual assessments (75%) in the form of open book multiple choice tests, case study assignment and lab book marks. Feedback from the assessments will be given electronically. MLO 1, 2, 3 and 5.
•A poster presentation session (25%)which will allow the students to demonstrate one aspect of their studies, and be questioned on it by members of staff. Feedback will be given immediately as part of the questioning process.
MLO 4

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

‘Applied Chemistry’ will allow you to discover and appreciate how chemistry can be utilised across chemical and chemistry-using sectors to solve problems or promote new methods. You will engage with the subject area through lectures, computational laboratory work and independent learning, and will be able to choose which aspects of the syllabus you wish to be assessed in. ‘Applied Chemistry’ will be assessed by continuous coursework in the form of multiple choice tests conducted through the eLearning Portal, and a poster-based presentation and questioning assessment. Feedback will be given on the assessments electronically or in person at the poster session. This module is designed to aid your employability in the chemical and chemistry-using sectors.

Course info

UCAS Code F110

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Applied Sciences

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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