School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Professional Skills for Chemists

Module code: CHE401

Credits: 15.0
Semester: YEAR

  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 9: Thursday 9 am - 11 am

Contact: Dr Lesley Howell
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims at developing students' awareness of the role of chemistry in contemporary societal and global issues and at equipping final year students with the key skills required to address some of the challenges that they are likely to encounter as professional chemists. Topics such as green chemistry, industrial safety, intellectual property and ethical issues arising during professional practice of chemistry will be discussed. This module will particularly focus on developing communication skills that will allow students to evaluate, interpret, synthesise and discuss chemical information effectively and present scientific material to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 7