Module code: CHE1045

Module Overview

This module provides the opportunity to enhance transferable skills including skills necessary for employment and further study

Module provider


Module Leader

CREAN Carol (Chemistry)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 32

Independent Learning Hours: 118

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:
• use of technology for self-study and communication
• understanding objectives and demands of research by becoming familiar with the work of a PG student and presenting findings by inserting a screencast on e-portfolio
• presenting as part of a group
• participating in electronic Discussion Forums
• becoming familiar with the World of Work by preparation of e portfolio, CV and application letter

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Coursework 1 (Scientific Reporting) 10
Coursework Coursework 2 (Screencast based on an interview with a PG student) 30
Coursework Coursework 3 (Writing a scientific article) 30
Coursework Coursework 4 (Curriculum Vitae and application letter) 30

Alternative Assessment

N/A Re-assessment (if necessary) will be in the same format as the original assessment.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have successfully met the learning outcomes of the module (see above).

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of three pieces of coursework:

• Coursework 1 (10 % of the module): Scientific Reportins (LO 1)

• Coursework 2 (30 % of the module): A screencast published on e portfolio based on interview of a PG student (LO 2)

• Coursework 3 (30 % of the module): A Scientific Article using correct formatting (LO 3)

• Coursework 4 (30 % of the module): CV and Application letter (LOs 4, 5)

Formative assessment

Formative assessment is provided for outcomes of practice during workshops.

Feedback Feedback is provided orally in each workshop

Module aims

  • enhance study skills including effective use of technological aids (screencasts, discussion forums, e portfolios)
  • enhance employability (careers in chemistry, Interview practice, CV and application letters)

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Understand the principles of scientific reporting CP
002 Use technology for study and communication PT
003 Write a scientific article KPT
004 Write a CV P
005 Write an application letter P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to provide practical support and enhance study skills and employability. The material is delivered in 16 workshops (2 h each). The workshops are interactive, giving the opportunity to try out new technology and become familiar with its effective use.

The learning and teaching methods include: role play, group discussions, IT work, presentation practice etc.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Other information


Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Chemistry MChem 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Chemistry BSc (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.