This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.
The nature of this subject requires students to access a working laboratory. In particular, students need to become familiar with the hazards associated with a chemistry laboratory where a range of complex projects and analyses are being undertaken, the process of undertaking risk assessments and laboratory audits and the equipment used for monitoring the working environment. Students will be required to undertake assessment of the safety of the laboratory and the effectiveness of safety equipment, consider aspects of chemical storage, design and undertake experiments to assess factors influencing the operation of key safety equipment and report on the outcomes.
The skills developed by the laboratory component of this subject relate to the following Chemistry Threshold Learning Outcomes:
3.2 Formulating hypotheses, proposals and predictions and designing and undertaking experiments in a safe and responsible manner.
3.3 Applying recognised methods and appropriate practical techniques and tools and being able to adapt these techniques when necessary.
3.4 Collecting, recording and interpreting data and incorporating qualitative and quantitative evidence into scientifically defensible arguments.
4.2 Appropriately documenting the essential details of procedures undertaken, key observations, results and conclusions.
5.2 Demonstrating a capacity for working responsibly and safely.