UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CHEM7403 Chemistry Honours Research Project Part 1

Credit 18 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)on-campus
Semester 2UWA (Perth)on-campus
Content This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. The unit involves undertaking a program of experimental study in a research-active laboratory under the supervision of an experienced member of the discipline. The experimental data obtained is then presented in the form of a written thesis which, after submission, is subjected to an oral defence. The thesis details the background to the research, the methods employed, the results obtained, an analysis of the results in the context of the field and a bibliography.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) write and compile a scientific thesis in a format appropriate for the discipline; (2) show understanding of scientific methods relevant to their research project; (3) use statistical tools to assess reliability of their findings; (4) obtain, analyse and present original research data; (5) interpret and critically appraise their own and other research data; (6) explain the relationship of their findings to other work in the field; and (7) respond to questions on their thesis in a manner that shows mastery of the content and some knowledge of related areas.
Assessment This comprises an assessment of the thesis (67 per cent), a seminar on the research related to the thesis (13 per cent), an oral defence of the thesis (13 per cent) and a supervisor assessment of the student (7 per cent).

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Sam Saunders
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in honours in Chemistry or Graduate Diploma in Science (50300)
Co-requisites: CHEM7400/CHEM7401 Chemistry Honours Written and Oral Skills Part 1/Part 2
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/CHEM7403/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/CHEM7403/SEM-2/2017

Patrick, G. L. An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, 3rd edn: OUP 2005

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