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Module Code: CHE111
Module Title: Key Skills for Chemistry
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module equips students with the basic quantitative transferable skills required for level 1 Chemistry degree programme and general transferable skills with a focus on communication
Learning outcomes 
A perform simple calculations as required in analytical chemistry and physical chemistry

B represent data via graphs, particularly straight line graphs, and regression
General key skills

C understand general Health & Safety rules

D name basic reagents

E use chemical drawing software

F understand plagiarism, collusion and data fabrication

G present, discuss and debate on a chemistry-related topic

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and tutorials
• Calculations of yields, concentrations, dilutions

• Dimensional analysis, units interconversion

• Data and error analysis, accuracy, precision, significant figures, data distribution, variance, deviation, regression in statistical analysis, errors

• Integrals and derivatives for kinetics and thermodynamics

• Least squares fitting, finding the equation of a line

• Basic hazard symbols, retrieving information from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), writing properly Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) forms

• Chemical nomenclature

• Use of ChemDraw and other molecule editors

• Lab book and lab reports

• Presentation and discussion on a chemistry-related topic using PowerPoint
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    26      98  150 


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