NKEB14002U CANCELLED BLOCK 3/4 Advanced Topics in Chemistry

Volume 2015/2016

The course is based on self-selected topics in chemistry. There is a focusing on understanding an advanced topic and training in an independent evaluation of evidence from published papers. The project is finalized by a written report following standard principles for academic writing which is then defended at an oral examination.

Learning Outcome

Knowledge about an academically defined problem
Knowledge about the scientific literature which relates to the hypothesis of the project

Indentify and describe a well-defined hypothesis
Provide an analysis of the determination factors and the consequences related to the hypotheses
Oral and written communication of the results of the group work

Be able to apply a critical approach when discussing the results of the project
Be able to provide justified suggestions for future research

Problem based learning. Group work with a series of supporting lectures.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Lectures
  • 25
  • Project work
  • 180
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 30 min
At the latest one week before the end of the course, a written assignment should be handed in.
If missing or a late submission it will be graded as "absent". For timely delivery there will be a 30 min oral examination based on the assignment. The exam will begin with a 10-20 minute presentation by the student, followed by an oral examination.
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal evaluators

Resubmission at next re-examination period.

Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome