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CHEM462 Topics in Advanced Chemistry

CHEM 461-463 Topics in Advanced Chemistry are made up of a series of 6-point modules, which may vary from year to year. Modules offered may include:

  • Laser spectroscopy of inorganic systems
  • Carbohydrate chemistry
  • Carbon-rich chemistry and materials
  • Molecular recognition and self-assembly
  • Mechanisms of enzyme action and inhibition
  • Polymers
  • Topics in medicinal chemistry research
  • Nanoscience and nanoscale materials
  • Supramolecular chemistry: metallosupramolecular and mechanically-interlocked architectures, synthesis and applications
  • Magnetically interesting complexes
  • Chemistry in extreme environments
  • The total synthesis of bioactive compounds
  • Chemical oceanography
  • Natural Products Chemistry: The Colours and Flavours of Life
  • Advances in marine and terrestrial products
  • Advanced instrumental anaylsis

    Paper title Topics in Advanced Chemistry
    Paper code CHEM462
    Subject Chemistry
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points 20 points 20 points
    Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Second Semester
    Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,282.09
    International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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    Eligibility
    CHEM 461-463 are for students enrolled in the BSc(Hons), PGDipSci or MSc (2 year) degrees majoring in chemistry.
    Contact
    Dr Nigel T. Lucas
    Tel 64 3 479 5377
    Location: Science II, 3n11
    nlucas@chemistry.otago.ac.nz
    Teaching staff
    Course Co-ordinators: Dr Nigel T. Lucas
    All academic staff in the department
    Paper Structure
    Modules are typically 10 lectures and may include tutorials/group discussions. Some modules are assessed 'internally' during the year through a combination of assignments, presentations and/or exams; otherwise, modules are assessed by exam in October.

    BSc(Hons) students choose 12 modules for assessment, whereas PGDipSci/MSc students choose 12, 8 or 4 modules depending on which of the HAZA 401/HAZA 404 papers (if any) are chosen.
    Textbooks
    Text books are not required for this paper. However, individual lecturers may recommend literature to be consulted.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    Demonstrate in-depth understanding of advanced concepts, theories, applications and current trends in chemistry.

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    Timetable

    Full Year

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    First Semester

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Second Semester

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard