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    CHEM461-463 Topics in Advanced Chemistry are made up of a series of 5-point modules, which may vary from year to year. Modules offered may include:

    • Laser spectroscopy of inorganic systems
    • Carbon-rich chemistry and materials
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Mechanisms of enzyme action and inhibition
    • Topics in medicinal chemistry research
    • Supramolecular chemistry: metallosupramolecular and mechanically-interlocked architectures, synthesis and applications
    • Magnetically interesting complexes
    • The total synthesis of bioactive compounds
    • Quantum chemistry
    • Natural Products Chemistry: Medicines, colours and flavours of life
    • Biogeochemical cycles
    • Advanced instrumental anaylsis
    • Astrochemistry
    • Nucleosides and nucleic acids
    • Biosensors: modern and future approaches for medicinal diagnostics

    About this paper

    Paper title Topics in Advanced Chemistry
    Subject Chemistry
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

    CHEM461-463 are for students enrolled in the BSc(Hons), PGDipSci or MSc (2 year) degrees majoring in chemistry.


    Dr Courtney Ennis

    Tel 64 3 479 5288

    Location: Science II, 5N1

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Courtney Ennis

    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/PGDipSci/MSc students choose 12, 8 or 4 modules depending on whether HAZA 401 (or other approved) papers are chosen.


    Textbooks 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.


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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