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Unit information: Advanced Chemical Techniques Lecture Course in 2014/15

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Unit name Advanced Chemical Techniques Lecture Course
Unit code CHEMM5001
Credit points 10
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. Booker-Milburn
Open unit status Not open




School/department School of Chemistry
Faculty Faculty of Science


This is a compulsory 24 lecture unit for the DTC students to undertake as part of the 6-month PACT course. It aims to give the cohort detailed introduction to areas such as synthetic strategy, techniques for kinetics and mechanistic determinations and use of DFT and other computational techniques that they will have had limited experience of as undergraduates.

Intended learning outcomes

It is expected that the students will use the theory of this unit to aid their PhD research eg enable postgraduates to use DFT to model transition states and calculate energy minima themselves rather than rely on others

Teaching details

24 x 1h lectures + 8 x 1h Workshops

Assessment Details

Will be assessed by a 3h (100%) course test in month 6/7.

Reading and References

Detailed references and reading will be provided by the academic member responsible for each set of lectures.