This subject contains a 4.5 day Compulsory Residential School.
The nature of this subject requires students to have access to laboratory instrumentation. Laboratory classes provide a hands on approach to the theory learned in this subject. Practical work in this subject also helps students to develop problem solving skills. During the residential school for CHM115 students participate in a combination of practical classes and tutorials and sit their final practical and theory exams.
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.