(LO1) By the end of this module, students will have:
• Acquired advanced laboratory and/or computational/theoretical skills.
• Developed the ability to work independently and be self-critical in the evaluation of risks, experimental procedures and outcomes.
• Acquired competence in the planning, design and execution of experiments.
• Acquired the ability to use an understanding of the limits of accuracy of experimental data to inform the planning of future work.
• Acquired time-management and organisational skills.
(LO2) By the end of the molecular modelling section of the module, successful students will:
• Be able to predict the ground state energy and structure of isolated molecules (for relatively simple systems).
• Be able to estimate equilibrium constants, rate constants and calculate transition states for simple reactions.
• Be able to rationalise some aspects of reactivity (e.g. charge density, frontier orbitals).
• Be able to identify an appropriate molecular modelling method relevant to their research project.
(LO3) By the end of the chemical database section of the module, a successful student will have gained:
• the ability to perform chemical literature searches based on text and structure based searching;
• the ability to appropriately reference a scientific document;
• knowledge and ability to view and extract structural information from X-ray structures.
(LO4) By the end of the employability section of the module, a successful student will have constructed a personalised action plan of their own employability priorities and engaged with a new activity to address their priorities.
(S1) Communication skills (oral, written, following instructions/protocols/procedures, academic writing, report writing, communicating to an audience, visual)
(S2) Time and project management skills (personal organisation, project planning)
(S3) Critical thinking and problem solving (critical analysis, evaluation, problem identification, creative thinking)
(S4) Skills in working in groups and teams (group action planning, listening, respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others)
(S5) Information skills (critical reading, evaluation, information accessing, record keeping)
(S6) Research skills (information skill, awareness of /commitment to academic integrity, developing a research strategy, project planning and delivery, risk management, formulating questions, selecting literature, using primary/secondary/diverse sources, using data, applying research methods, applying ethics)
(S7) Information Technology skills (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)
(S8) Numeracy/computational skills (reason with numbers/mathematical concepts, confidence/competence in measuring and using numbers, problem solving)
(S9) Personal attributes and qualities (resilience, initiative, flexibility/adaptability, willingness to take responsibility, self-efficacy, integrity)
(S10) Improving own learning/performance (reflection, self-awareness/self-analysis, action planning)
(S11) Literacy (ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning)
(S12) Media literacy (online critically reading and creatively producing academic and professional communications in a range of media)
(S13) Self-management readiness to accept responsibility (i.e. leadership), flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning
(S14) Ethical awareness