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Module Code: CHE307
Module Title: Chemical Database Skills
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Chemistry
Pre-requisites: N/A
Chemical database skills and molecular modelling are now important resources for common use by practicing chemical scientists. This module aims to introduce students to these skills through lectures and computer based workshop sessions. The general aims of the module are:

- To establish a close link with aspects of the lecture material covered in the Y3 module CHE203.

- To introduce students to chemical database skills, including on-line searching of literature, citations, chemical reactions and structures.

Learning outcomes 
A use scientific databases effectively for literature and citation searches

B find relevant information from on-line chemical databases regarding chemical reactions and structures
Method of teaching and learning 
Students attend a series of computer-aided lectures and tutorials dealing with different databases and discussing search strategies, after which the students complete sets of related problems in their own time. Selected databases will be made available to the students during tutorials where a member of staff will assist students with database activities
Students will be introduced to scientific literature and databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, Reaxys and Gmelin. They will apply search strategies using logical search combinations in on-line searching with citation searching and downloading references into a unique personal reference database. Students will learn how to search for particular compounds, reactions and physical properties using chemical databases such as Reaxys/Gmelin. The students will use crystallographic databases for structure based searching for compounds and downloading of 3D structures for molecular graphics work.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13    7      55  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Up To 6 Courseworks 100.00

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