Analytical Chemistry (8043.4)
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|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 completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of chemical instrumentation and automation used in clinical chemistry analyses;
2. Be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of analytical instruments and methods of analysis;
3. Select the appropriate methodology and instrumentation and perform some routine chemistry analyses; and
4. Set up a quality assurance program for a routine chemistry laboratory.
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Assumed knowledgeChemistry 1A, Data Analysis in Science.
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The primary textbook for this course is Analytical Chemistry 2.0 by David Harvey which is available online and through the units Canvas Site. Other readings will be available either within the Canvas site or through eReserve.
Other useful textbooks:
Skoog, Douglas A ; Holler, F. James ; Crouch, Stanley R .Principles of Instrumental Analysis. Saunders College, 5th ed. 2007 – call number QD73.S56 2007
Harris, D.C. (Editor) Quantitative Chemical Analysis, various editions, New York : Macmillan – call number QD101.2.H37 2010 or QD101.2.H37 2007 (2 copies available).
Rouessac, F and Rouessac, A. Chemical Analysis, Modern Instrumental Methods & Techniques, 2nd Ed., Wiley 2007 – call number QD79.I5.R6813 2007
Official Methods of Analysis 18th Ed Revision 3 2010 QD78.A8 2010
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Submission of online quizzes will be on a weekly basis as specified on Canvas. 10%
Lab assessment is due at the end of each lab session. Best four out of eight lab assessments' marks will be selected to make the 20% for lab assessment.
MSA (Mid-semester assessment) will be in week 7; on Wednesday 14th September 2022 during your lab session (attendance is required). 30%
EST (End of semester test) will be in week 12; on Wednesday 19th October 2022 during your lab session (attendance is required), 40%. Please see Canvas for further details.
Special assessment requirements
You must obtain an aggregate mark of 50% to pass this unit.
You must also:
1. Attempt all assessment items.
2. Meet the minimum participation requirement for laboratories (attending 7 out of 8 FTF lab sessions).
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.
Approximately 20 hours of lectures (10 x 2 hrs), 24 hours of laboratory/tutorial work (8 x 3 hrs), totalling 44 hours. The remaining 106 hours of workload should be distributed across the various assessment tasks.
Participation in FTF laboratory/practical classes is a compulsory condition of this unit, and attendance will be recorded. You must attend at least seven out of eight FTF lab sessions to pass this unit. In the event that you cannot attend your assigned laboratory class due to illness or unavoidable commitments, contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible. You cannot use data from a laboratory you missed for any of the assessment items. Non-attendance will be recorded as zero in grades.
Required IT skills
The ability to use Internet for online assessment and virtual sessions if applicable.
You must provide a laboratory coat and safety glasses.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convener's control could result in changes to the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials and practicals (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.