Investigative Methodology 1

Module summary

Module code: CHEM0660
Level: 4
Credits: 15
School: Engineering and Science
Department: Science
Module Coordinator(s): Samantha Booth

Specification

Aims

• To enhance the student’s knowledge in a specific area outside the indicative content of the taught programme.
• To develop an appreciation of a specific topic through the study of appropriate literature and to enhance the student’s skills through the presentation of an evaluation both orally and in a written report.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1 Develop problem solving and time & task management skills
2 Carry out an analysis of appropriate scientific literature.
3 Demonstrate a good standard of professional competence in the presentation of a well written case study report
4 Demonstrate a good standard of presentation skills using electronic media

Indicative content

Investigative methodology is a largely student-centred learning activity, using a bank of topics developed from scheduled practical work or mini-projects. Students will be given a set of broad objectives and will be expected to devise and carry out a simple investigation. These will be introduced by online content to outline a variety of ways problems can be approached and solved. Students will work in groups on a set investigation, compile a report, present and defend their findings.