Module Catalogues

Chemical Database Skills

Module Title Chemical Database Skills
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

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