Course Title: Chemistry Laboratory 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chemistry Laboratory 3

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

CHEM1069

City Campus

Undergraduate

135H Applied Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

CHEM1069

City Campus

Undergraduate

171H School of Science

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Jeffrey Hughes

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3370

Course Coordinator Email: jeff.hughes@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 3.2.16


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have a background in intermediate-level theoretical and practical chemistry and have completed at least 24 credit points of year 2 level study. Recommended courses are CHEM1041 Chemistry Laboratory 2A and CHEM1042 Chemistry Laboratory 2B or an equivalent course, or you should be be able to provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.


Course Description

This course extends the range of chemistry laboratory skills and knowledge you would have gained in first and second year with more advanced skills, advanced topics and new concepts. You will choose three areas of study from a range of laboratory themes covering inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The themes are designed to reinforce the theory presented in CHEM 1067 Chemistry Theory 3A, teach new laboratory skills and reinforce those taught in previous years. You will work in small teams, and hence this course develops your skills in teamwork and leadership, negotiation, allocation of time and resources, and communication.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to the School of Applied Sciences Program Learning Outcomes at AQF Level 7:

  • PLO-2   Scientific Knowledge
  • PLO-3   Inquiry and Problem Solving
  • PLO-4   Communication
  • PLO-5   Personal and Professional Responsibility

 


 On completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge of, and apply the principles and concepts of chemistry
  2. investigate and solve qualitative and quantitative problems in the chemical sciences, both individually and in teams, by synthesising and evaluating information from arrange of sources, including traditional and emerging information technologies and methods
  3. formulate hypotheses, proposals and predictions and design and undertake experiments and projects in a safe and responsible manner
  4. apply recognised methods and appropriate practical techniques and tools to your investigations, and be able to adapt these techniques when necessary
  5. implement correct methods of collecting, recording and interpreting data when carrying out experiments and incorporate qualitative and quantitative evidence in to scientifically defensible arguments

 


  


Overview of Learning Activities

This course extends the range of laboratory skills and knowledge of Chemistry you would have gained in first and second year with more advanced skills, advanced topics and new concepts. You will choose three areas of study (themes)from a range of laboratory areas covering inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The themes are designed to reinforce the theory presented in CHEM1067 ChemistryTheory3A, teach new laboratory skills and reinforce those taught In previous years. You will work in small teams ,and hence this course develops your skills in team work and leadership, negotiation, allocation of time and resources, and communication.

Total Study Hours

Teacher guided hours (laboratory classes): 70 hrs/semester

Learner directed hours (writing laboratory reports, analysing data and spectra) 50 hrs/semester

 

 


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be provided with lists of relevant texts, library resources (Including appropriate journals) and freely accessible Internet sites. Other material will be provided in class.
You will also be able to access course information and learning material through MyRMIT).
 


Overview of Assessment

This is a practical based course:

 Note that:

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

 

Assignment 1: practical report on Theme 1 presented as poster (33%)

Assignment 2: Practical report on Theme 2 presented as a seminar (33%)

Assignment 3: Practical report on Theme 3 presented as a written report.(34%)

All assessment support CLOs 1-5