CHEM250 Analytical Chemistry

Updated: 15 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
28 August 2019 31 August 2019 Mandatory The intensive school is mandatory for online students only. Students must attend the Mandatory Intensive School which is held in Armidale.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites CHEM110 and CHEM120 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CHEM203
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Peter Lye (plye@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit provides an overview of basic methods of environmental, forensic and pharmaceutical analysis. Topics include control of the quality of analytical methods, physical and chemical properties either of drug molecules and reactions or of environmental processes. Analytical techniques include molecular and atomic spectroscopies, gas and liquid chromatography and conductometric methods. Applications of these techniques will be tailored for the required environmental, forensic or pharmaceutical science backgrounds.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Analytical Chemistry

ISBN: 9780198502890
Higson, S.P.J., Oxford 1st ed. 2004

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Environmental Chemistry: A Global Perspective

ISBN: 9780198749974
Van Loon, G.W. and Duffy, S.J., Oxford 4th ed. 2018

Note: Prescribed text ONLY for students completing the Environmental Stream.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 5% 250
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. Short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 2 10% 750
Assessment Notes

Written assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 3 10% 750
Assessment Notes

Written assignment requiring short answers and/or calculations.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 4 25%
Assessment Notes

Eight (8) written laboratory reports which include calculations. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4

Compulsory Final Examination 50%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass the final examination in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. understand fundamental physical and chemical concepts which underpins the activity and reactions of drug molecules or the chemical reactions within the troposphere, stratosphere and natural waters using a broad theoretical knowledge of chemistry;
  2. utilise a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills related to environmental or pharmaceutical science;
  3. use these techniques to interpret and analyse data from pharmaceutical or environmental monitoring and sampling; and
  4. select the most appropriate methods and technology in solving environmental chemical problems or for pharmaceutical analysis.