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CHEM1102 - General Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to demonstrate:
1an understanding of the concepts, language and symbolism of organic and inorganic chemistry
2an understanding of organic and inorganic transformations, how they relate to structure and how they can be manipulated in nature and nanotechnology
3the ability to perform safe laboratory manipulations and to handle glassware            
4the ability to find and analyse information and judge its reliability and significance              
5the ability to communicate scientific information appropriately both orally and through written work
6the ability to engage in team and group work for scientific investigations and for the process of learning                  
7a sense of responsibility and independence as a learner and as a scientist
8basic skills in computing, numeracy and data handling

Mapping of Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes

Graduate AttributesLearning Outcomes

A Research and Inquiry
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
A1. Apply scientific knowledge and critical thinking to identify, define and analyse problems, create solutions, evaluate opinions, innovate and improve current practices.          
A2. Gather, evaluate and deploy information relevant to a scientific problem.        
A3. Design and conduct investigations, or the equivalent, and analyse and interpret the resulting data.            
A4. Critically examine the truth and validity in scientific argument and discourse, and evaluate the relative importance of ideas.          
A5. Disseminate new knowledge and engage in debate around scientific issues.        
A6. Value the importance of continual growth in knowledge and skills, and recognise the rapid, and sometimes major, changes in scientific knowledge and technology.            

B Information Literacy
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
B1. Use a range of searching tools (such as catalogues and databases) effectively and efficiently to find information.        
B2. Access a range of information sources in the science disciplines, for example books, reports, research articles, patents and company standards.        
B3. Critically evaluate the reliability and relevance of information in a scientific context.        
B5. Use information technology to gather, process, and disseminate scientific information.            

C Communication
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
C1. Explain and present ideas to different groups of people in plain English.        
C2. Write and speak effectively in a range of contexts and for a variety of different audiences and purposes.            
C3. Use symbolic and non-verbal communication, such as pictures, icons and symbols as well as body language and facial expressions, effectively.        
C4. Present and interpret data or other scientific information using graphs, tables, figures and symbols.        
C5. Work as a member of a team, and take individual responsibility within the group for developing and achieving group goals.      
C6. Take a leadership role in successfully influencing the activities of a group towards a common goal.        

D Ethical, Social and Professional Understanding
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
D1. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance and scope of ethical principles, both as a professional scientist and in the broader social context, and a commitment to apply these principles when making decisions.        
D2. Appreciate the importance of sustainability and the impact of science within the broader economic, environmental and socio-cultural context.        

E Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
E1. Evaluate personal performance and development, recognise gaps in knowledge and acquire new knowledge independently.        
E2. Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to new situations and dealing with uncertainty.    
E4. Set achievable and realistic goals and monitor and evaluate progress towards these goals.          
E5. Demonstrate openness and curiosity when applying scientific understanding in a wider context.      
For more information on the graduate attributes developed in this unit, see unit outline.
Mapping of Learning Outcomes and Assessment Tasks

Summative Assessments

Assessment TaskPercentage MarkDue DateLearning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tutorial Quiz 1 5 Wednesday Week 2 (18th January 2012)          
Tutorial Quiz 2 5 Wednesday Week 3 (25th January 2012)          
Tutorial Quiz 3 5 Monday Week 6 (7th February 2012)          
Mid Course Text 10 Monday Week 4 (30th February 2012)          
Examination 60 Monday 20th February 2012          
Laboratory 15 Weekly (weeks 1 - 6)    

Formative Assessments

Assessment TaskDate AvailableLearning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ChemCAL Online Tutorials and Other Resources Always Available        
Tutorial Assignments Continuous          
Suggested Exam Questions Continuous          
Tutorial Worksheets Continuous      


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