Course Title: Prepare working solutions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BIOL5218C

Course Title: Prepare working solutions

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4327 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email: namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rahel Leivenzon

rahel.leivenzon@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

 This unit of competency covers the ability to prepare working solutions and to check that existing stocks are suitable for use. Calculations of quantities, choice of reagent grades and required dilutions will be specified by the supervisor.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSL973002A Prepare working solutions

Element:

1. Safely use laboratorychemicals glassware and equipment

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Apply appropriate safety precautions for use of laboratory equipment and hazardous chemical materials
1.2. Use appropriate laboratory glassware and measuring equipment
1.3. Clean and store glassware and equipment in accordance with enterprise procedures
 

Element:

2.Make up working solutions

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Monitor shelf life of working solutions according to laboratory procedures
3.2. Replace out-of-date or reject solutions according to laboratory procedures
3.3. Conduct routine titrimetric analyses, if appropriate, to determine if solutions are fit for purpose
 

Element:

3. Check existing stock of solutions

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Monitor shelf life of working solutions according to laboratory procedures
3.2. Replace out-of-date or reject solutions according to laboratory procedures
3.3. Conduct routine titrimetric analyses, if appropriate, to determine if solutions are fit for purpose

 


Learning Outcomes


      


Details of Learning Activities

Your primary learning mode will be face-to-face and will include a combination of lectures, classroom activities and practical demonstrations.


Teaching Schedule

 

DateTopic
24/3Introduction to course. Laboratory safety/OHS and SI units.
 
31/3Atoms, molecules, ions, moles, molar mass.
 
14/4Relationship between mole and Avogadro’s number
21/4Relationship between mole and molar volume. / Making a standard solution
28/4Acid Base reactions. Monitoring solution quality and shelf life.
5/5More titrations. Titration Practical
12/5Monitoring Storage, stock, control and records for stored solutions. Man
 
19/5Individual skills test.
26/5Linking all concepts together
2/6Revision
9/6Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

 

The assessment tasks for this course may include assignments, practical reports and written tests.

 

 

          


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1
Inventory Assignment:
This is an assignment to be worked on at home as an individual.

Group 1 Tuesday 14th April
Group 2 Wednesday 15th April

The assignment is worth 25% of the overall course grade.

Assessment 2
Titration Practical :

1) Your practical skills in this experiment will be evaluated as S or NYS on the day

Group 1 Tuesday 5th May
Group 2 Wednesday 6th May

2) A written report for the practical must be submitted to the Level 6 Office by 1.30pm

Group 1 Tuesday 19th May
Group 2 Wednesday 20th May
The report is worth 25% of the overall course grade.

Assessment 3
Demonstration of Laboratory Skills
Your practical skills will be evaluated under test conditions on the day.

Group 1 Tuesday 19th May
Tuesday 31st March
Group 2 Wednesday 20th May Wednesday 1st April
The Laboratory skills test is worth 25% of the overall course grade

Assessment 4
Examination

This is a closed book examination covering all material in the course.
The examination is worth 25% of the overall course grade.
The exam will run in week 17  


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilises graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI   Competent with Distinction (60 – 79%)
CC   Competent with Credit (50 – 59%)
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded (0 – 49%)
NYC  Not Yet Competent
DNS  Did Not Submit for assessment
All assessment types must be passed (exams, prac, and assignments etc.). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the prac component).
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51, or emailed to the Coordinator (nancy.varughese@rmit.edu.au).
Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration) For missed assessments such as exams - you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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