che5tma topic for master of chem sci a




Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The unit comprises advanced lectures and training in laboratory skills, communication skills and laboratory safe practice. The advanced lecture topics undertaken will vary from year to year. The topics will normally be in areas of chemistry such as mass spectrometry, synthetic design, NMR, organic chemical mechanism, medicinal chemistry, nanotechnology and organometallic chemistry. Details of the topics offered are available on the university Learning Management System. Students may, with permission of the Course Coordinator, partly replace chemistry components with other components offered by relevant departments. The subject may incorporate teaching and assessment from existing partner subjects up to 40% of assessment as indicated. Partner subjects include BIO5SCS and BIO5SIS.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SMCHS.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit of study represents one semester of a year long program (CHE5TMA and CHE5TMB). Students can commence the program in either first or second semester.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Search, analyse and evaluate published and acquired scientific information and communicate this to a scientific audience in written form.

Students will participate in a variety of workshops and exercises on database searching, Endnote, critical analysis, synthesising and evaluating scientific information as well as workshops on scientific writing (of a literature review and research paper). Through exercises students will practice their skills. Feedback provided on the literature review can be used when writing up the final thesis.

02. Present and discuss research information to/with a scientific audience using effective oral communication skills.

Students will receive a workshop on how to give an interesting and informative presentation and practice their skills in a classroom setting.

03. Apply advanced concepts of discipline-specific knowledge to the solution of scientific problems

Students will attend classes and workshops on advanced concepts of Chemistry, wher they will discover new areas of the discipline as well as learn to apply the fundamental knowledge to explore uncharted territories through examples of ongoing research projects.

04. Analyze and represent acquired scientific data in a graphical form as well as in scientific narrative

Students will attend classes and workshops on image processing, spectrum analysis and datamining techniques, learning the use of the most common data processing softwares. Through exercise students will practice the creation of publication-quality graphs, diagrams and images.

05. Identify and control hazardous situations in a chemistry laboratory environment

Students will attend lectures and participate in workshops about identifying and assessing the risks at a workplace in general, and in relation to the Chemistry discipline. OHSE regulations and the requirements towards risk assessment and risk control will be learned and practiced through examples.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Barnard

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"6 x 1 hour OHS lectures per academic year."

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Twenty four 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Up to four 6-hour lecture topics. 42 x 1 hour lectures per academic year across TMA and TMB. 7 lecture topics, 6hrs each (but not in 6 hr blocks)"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
20 minute oral presentation or alternative assessment from partner subjectattendance at Chemistry Department Safety and Orientation program is a hurdle requirement. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for CHE5TMA and CHE5TMB.2002, 04
Eight 1.5-hour examinations or equivalent5003
literature survey equivalent to 4,500-words or alternative assessment from partner subject2001, 02
one 1,500-word OHS assignment1001, 05