Course Title: Prepare working solutions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: BIOL5236C

Course Title: Prepare working solutions

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4386 - 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

Seb Buckingham

jocesebastian.buckingham@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

The are no prerequisites for this course

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to prepare working solutions and to check that existing stocks of solutions are suitable for use. Working solutions include those required to perform laboratory tests. Personnel are required to calculate quantities and make dilutions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSL973002 Prepare working solutions

Element:

1. Make up working solutions

Performance Criteria:

Identify the relevant standard methods for solution preparation
1.2
Assemble specified laboratory equipment
1.3
Select and prepare materials and solvent of specified purity
1.4
Measure appropriate quantities of reagents for solution preparation and record data

Element:

2. Check existing stock of solutions

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Monitor shelf life of working solutions and identify those that are unfit for use according to laboratory procedures
2.2
Replace out-of-date or reject solutions according to laboratory procedures

Element:

3. Maintain a safe work environment

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Use appropriate safety procedures and personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure personal safety and that of other laboratory personnel
3.2
Store reagents and clean/store glassware and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures
3.3
Minimise generation of waste and environmental impacts
3.4
Clean up spills using appropriate techniques
3.5
Ensure the safe collection of laboratory and hazardous waste for subsequent disposal


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include
face to face theory classes,
laboratory experiments,
group work and
online activities.


Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule

 

Classes will be delivered over 11 weeks for 3 hours per week.

 

 

 Week

Beginning

 Topics

Assessment

7           

25/3

Introduction to course. Laboratory safety/OHS and SI units.

 

8

1/4

Atoms, molecules, ions, moles, molar mass.

 

9

8/4

Relationship between mole and Avogadro’s number 

Relationship between mole and volume.

 

10

15/4

Making a standard solution

 Assessment 1: Safety and Lab Procedures Quiz

 

22/4

 Mid-semester break 

11

29/4

Acid Base reactions. Monitoring solution quality and shelf life.

 

12

6/5

Titrations (Practice 1)

 

13

13/5

Titrations (Practice 2)

Practice laboratory report.

 

14

20/5

Titration Practical- Ethanoic acid content in vinegar

Assessment 2: Prac report

15

27/5

Linking all concepts together.

 

16

3/6

Revision

 

17

10/6

 Assessment 3: Test

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

PowerPoint presentations for each topic are available at myRMIT (Canvas)

www.bozemanscience.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSyAehMdpyI&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPHzzYuWy6fYEaX9mQQ8oGr

(Search John and Hank Green chemistry on YouTube)


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

Assessment  Due date Marks
 1. Safety/Lab procedures Quiz in class Week 10 20%
 2. Titration practical report Week 14 30%
 3. Test Week 17 50%
 4. Demonstration of laboratory skills ongoing S/NYS


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 (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved Graded (50-59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

  • Attendance on the days of assessments is compulsory. Also, attendance to practical sessions is vital to receive a “Satisfactory” result for your laboratory skills.
  •  To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exams, pracs, and assignments etc.) For example, if there are two exams you need to have an average of 50% to pass and you also need to have passed the other assessment types. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the exams but fail the prac component).


    • Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) 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 form should be emailed to the program Coordinator (namrita.kaul@rmit.edu.au). Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.


    • 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 prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

     

    Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. It also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

    • A minimum of 80% attendance at practical classes is required to pass this course. If you are sick you should submit a medical certificate to the Program Coordinator. If you miss a practical class that is a prac report write up you need to provide a medical certificate (or other evidence) and arrange an alternative report with your teacher

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