Handbook

CHEM30013 Chemical Research Project

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Summer Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 03-Jan-2017 to 17-Feb-2017
Assessment Period End 25-Feb-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 12-Jan-2017
Census Date 13-Jan-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 10-Feb-2017

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017

This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities.



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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One lecture and 96 hours of laboratory work
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours

Prerequisites:

New Generation BSc students

Students must have completed (or be concurrently enrolled in) four third year level chemistry subjects (as defined in the chemistry major) prior to commencement of this subject.

Other Science students

Students must be enrolled in at least 50 points of third year level chemistry subjects, and have completed (or be concurrently enrolled in) at least one of the four third year level core subjects (as defined in the chemistry major) prior to commencement of this subject.

BBiomedSc sudents are required to enrol in at least 37.5 points of third year level chemistry and have completed (or be concurrently enrolled in) at least one of the four third year level core subjects (as defined in the chemistry major) prior to commencement of this subject.

Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

None

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Assoc Prof Trevor Smith

Contact

trevoras@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Students will carry out a short chemical investigation under the direction of a School of Chemistry staff member. Each student will be required to prepare and deliver both a written and an oral report on the investigation.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the subject, the student should comprehend the importance of a critical review of work already published in the field; the necessity for careful planning of the research work; and the importance of accurate observation and recording of data.

Assessment:

A written report of no more than 1500 words due at the end of the semester (60%); supervisor assessment of demonstrated research potential (30%); oral presentation of no more than 15 minutes duration at the end of semester (10%).

Satisfactory performance in each of these assessment components is necessary to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

None

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

The subject is designed to introduce students to independent original research; to further develop practical skills; to train the student to use the chemical literature; to train the student in the art of assessing the results obtained; and to develop written and oral communication skills.

Notes:

This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.

Enrolment in this subject is strongly recommended for all students enrolled in 50 or more points of third year level chemistry subjects.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Biotechnology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Chemistry
Chemistry
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.

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