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CH5001 - Research and Dissertation in Chemistry

[Offered in odd-numbered years in Townsville. ]

Credit points: 12
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

The student carries out an extensive review of the world literature and pursues a program of original research on a selected topic. The literature review and results of the research project are incorporated into a dissertation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Carry out a research project and analyse and interpret the results;
  • Prepare a dissertation on the topic and compare and contrast the results obtained with those reported in the literature;
  • Review the scientific literature on a particular topic and devise a research program to answer questions raised on that topic.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to place their research in a broader (preferably international)theoretical, practical and policy context.;
  • The ability to think laterally and be original;
  • The ability to communicate the methodology, results and implications of their research in a manner appropriate to different purposes and audiences.


Townsville, Study Period 3, Internal
Census Date 02-Feb-2012
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden.
Workload expectations:
  • 900 hours - This is a 6 month supervised research project.
Assessment: thesis (70%); assignments (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.