Chemical Analysis (11769.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Science
|Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the fundamental principles of instrumentation used for advanced chemical analysis in either a qualitative or quantitative context, identifying their advantages and disadvantages;
2. Conduct collaborative chemical analysis in mock scenarios by selecting appropriate methodology and instrumentation, interpreting chemical data obtained and drawing appropriate conclusions; and
3. Summarise and critique existing methods across a variety of disciplines.
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Prerequisites11724 Chemical Concepts
Equivalent units8043 Analytical Chemistry
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Rod Ubrihien
Skoog, Douglas A., F. James Holler, and Stanley R. Crouch. Principles of Instrumental Analysis. Seventh edition. Boston, Massachusetts: Cengage Learning, 2018. Available online from the library
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass the unit all assessment items must be attempted and students must not miss more than one laboratory class for the semester.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The 150 hours in this unit will include 34 hours of face to face time, consisting of 10 hours of workshops, 18 hours of laboratory classes and 6 hours of tutorial classes (noting that workshops and tutorials will be recorded). In addition to this there will aopproximately 35 hours of reading and 12 hours of concept videos that will be completed outside of scheduled classes. The remaining 69 hours are to be used for the preparing for and undertaking the assessment tasks. Time used for assessment tasks should be allocated based on the relative weighting of the assessment tasks.
Attendance at practical classes is compulsory. Any student missing a laboratory class must provide appropriate documentation. As laboratory skills are an important component of the learning in this unit any student missing more than one lab will not progress through the unit (regardless of documentation provided).
Required IT skills
Students will require familiarity with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
Work placement, internships or practicums