NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS
COURSE CODE: SCN2013
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR FARAH WAHIDA HARUN/PROF DATO’ MUSA AHMAD/ DR SUKRI HASSAN
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course will introduce and discuss different spectroscopic techniques used by scientists in an analytical lab and for the elucidation of chemical structure. It will understand the importance of these techniques and show how they can be employed in identification and analysis
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM IV / YEAR 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

42

T

 

0

P

 

12

SCL

 

0

O

 

66

L + T + P + O = 120 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES:
  1. Introducing the different spectroscopy techniques used by chemists in an analytical lab
  2. Understanding the importance of these techniques and show how they can be employed in identification and analysis.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

  1. Display the ability to differentiate various spectroscopic techniques. (LO3 C4, P4, A3, CTPS3)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of the principles of each technique and apply such knowledge to analyse and interpret the spectra obtained. (LO4 C4, A3)
  3. Display the ability to select the appropriate technique for application of a particular analytical goal. (LO2 – C4, P4)
TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials. Students also should be able to develop good team work, problem solving, planning and organizational skills through practical sessions
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures and group work using authentic materials, informal activities, various textbooks and website materials. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS: This course focuses on various spectroscopic techniques. Applications of UV-visible, Infrared & Fourier Transform Infrared, NMR (1H,13C), Fluorescence and mass spectrometry will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the theoretical basis and principles of these instruments, operational techniques, the use of these specialized methods to solve specific chemical problems, and the interpretation of spectral information
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lectures and Practical sessions
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
Continuous Assessment (60%)

  • Cognitive (Test and quizzes)
  • Cognitive, affective and psychomotor (Practical and lab report)

Final Examination (40%)

Cognitive

 

30

30

40

Total 100
B. Final Examination (0%)
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Silverstein, R.M., Webster, F.X. and Kiemle, D. 2005. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds (7th Edition). John Wiley & Sons.
  2. McMurray, J. 2003. Organic Chemistry (6th Edition). Brooks/Cole.
  3. G. Wade, Jr.Organic Chemistry, 5th Edition
  4. Field, L.D., Sternhell, S. and Kalman, J.R. 2002, Organic Structures from Spectra (3rd Edition). John Wiley & Sons.
  5. Lakowicz, J.R. 2006. Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy (3rd Edition). Springer.
  6. Hollas, J.M. 2005. Modern Spectroscopy. John Wiley & Sons.
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE