Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Chemistry Practical 1

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION A study-unit of 16 three-hour practical sessions and 4 lecture sessions intended to supplement the theoretical material introduced in the first year of the degree programme. Practical reports and chemical risk assessments are required to be handed in on time and in the prescribed format. This study-unit is compulsory and cannot be obtained by compensated pass. Failure to attend for a sufficient number of sessions for whatever reason will preclude credit in this study-unit.

Study-unit Aims:

The aim of this study-unit is to introduce students to basic practical techniques that are commonly used in the chemistry laboratory.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- use units of chemical quantities and convert between different units.
- compute the uncertainty of measurement associated with measurements using common laboratory apparata.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- display appropriate laboratory skills.
- conduct experiments, interpret data obtained and draw pertinent conclusions.
- demonstrate an understanding of applicable approaches, techniques and methods and an appreciation of their limitations.
- maintain a laboratory notebook.
- perform a risk assessment of the use of a hazardous chemical in a laboratory experiment.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

No main text. Texts are those used in study units where principles on which practical study units are based are taught.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Practical

Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Practical SEM2 No 100%

LECTURER/S Claude A. Farrugia

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