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UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Proposal Form for New or Revised Modules (MA1- version 4)

Approval information
Approval Type New module Revised module
Discontinue module
Date of October 2011
Introduction/Change
If new, does this module      
replace another? If so,
enter module code and
title:
If revised/discontinued, Change to the syllabus for C700 Biochemistry students
please outline the rationale
for the changes:
Confirmation that affected Yes, Life Sciences have been consulted via Kevin Moffat.
departments have been
consulted:

Module Summary
1. Module Code (if known) CH161
2. Module Title Introduction to Organic Chemistry
3. Lead department: Chemistry
4. Name of module leader Dr Andrew Clark
5. Level UG: Level 4 (Certificate) Level 5 (Intermediate)
Level 6 (Honours)
PG: Level 7 (Masters) Level 8 (Doctoral)

See Guidance Notes for relationship to years of study

6. Credit value(s) (CATS) 18 CATS and 24 CATS


7. Principal Module Aims The aim of this module is to provide students with a basic understanding
of organic chemistry. As such it provides a fundamental look at organic
chemical bonding, structure, reactivity, mechanism and synthesis of
simple functional groups (18 CATS and 24 CATS). Later parts of the
module apply an understanding of organic chemistry to the synthesis and
the chemistry of functional groups containing the carbonyl functional
group (18 CATS and 24 CATS) and to two further areas: the structure,
properties and reactivities of molecules of biological importance and of
organic macromolecules including synthetic polymers (24 CATS). The

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Module Summary
content of this module will be assumed in ALL subsequent Chemistry
modules. It provides all entering first years with a common foundational
knowledge of organic chemistry.

This will be achieved by a range of teaching methods, primarily lectures


and tutorials, but also student centered learning:-including directed
reading, problems classes and workshops, set exercises, and
computational exercises

8. Contact Hours Lectures 50hrs in total (39 for 18 CATS)


(summary) Workshops 4hrs in total (2 for 18 CATS)
Tutorials 7hrs in total (5 for 18 CATS)
Non Assessed Class Test 1hr (1 for 18 and 24 CATS)

9. Assessment methods 100 Examination 3hrs (2 hrs for 18 CATS)


(summary)

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Module Context
10. Please list all departments involved in the teaching of this module. If taught by more than
one department, please indicate percentage split.
Chemistry 100%
11. Availability of module
C/OC/
Degree Code Title Study Year Credits
A/B/C

F100 Chemistry BSc 1 C 24 CATS

F101 Chemistry BSc with Intercalated Year 1 C 24 CATS

F105 Chemistry MChem 1 C 24 CATS

F106 Chemistry MChem with Prof Experience 1 C 24 CATS

F107 Chemistry MChem with Intercalated Year 1 C 24 CATS

Chemistry MChem with Industrial


F108 1 C 24 CATS
Training

F121 Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry BSc 1 C 24 CATS

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry BSc


F122 1 C 24 CATS
with Intercalated Year

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry


F125 1 C 24 CATS
MChem

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry


F126 1 C 24 CATS
MChem with Prof Experience

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry


F127 1 C 24 CATS
MChem with Intercalated Year

Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry


F128 1 C 24 CATS
MChem with Industrial Training

F1N1 Chemistry with Management BSc 1 C 24 CATS

Chemistry with Management BSc with


F1N2 1 C 24 CATS
Intercalated Year

BF91 Biomedicinal Chemistry BSc 1 C 24 CATS

Biomedicinal Chemistry BSc with


B9F1 1 C 24 CATS
Intercalated Year

FC11 Chemical Biology MChem 1 C 24 CATS

Chemical Biology MChem with


F1C1 1 C 24 CATS
Intercalated Year

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Module Context
C700 Biochemistry BSc 1 C 18 CATS

18/24
Visiting Students O
CATS

12. Minimum number of registered students required for module to run


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13. Pre- and Post-Requisite Modules
Post-Requisite Modules
CH264 Organic Chemistry II
CH248 Organic Synthesis
CH242 Polymer Chemistry
CH269 Introduction to Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

Module Content and Teaching


14. Teaching and Learning Activities
Lectures 50hrs in total (39 for 18 CATS)
Workshops 4hrs in total (2 for 18 CATS)
Tutorials 7hrs in total (5 for 18 CATS)
Laboratory sessions      
Total contact hours 61hrs in total (46hrs for 18 CATS)
Module duration (weeks) 23 weeks (17 weeks for 18 CATS)
Other activity 1hr Non Assessed Class Test (also for 18 CATS)
(please describe): e.g. 178hrs of Self Study/Revision/Directed Reading (133hrs for 18
distance-learning, intensive CATS)
weekend teaching etc.

15. Assessment Method (Standard)


Type of assessment Length % weighting
Examinations 3 Hours (2 Hours for 18 CATS) 100%
Assessed       Words      
essays/coursework
Other formal assessment            
16. Methods for providing feedback on assessment.
Marks for Examination to be provided via Personal Tutor.
17. Outline Syllabus
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Module Content and Teaching
1) Drawing of organic structures, nomenclature and functional groups. Organic chemical structures,
e.g. orbitals, shape, hybridisation, stereochemistry, isomerism
2) Cation/Anion stability, resonance, Acidity, basicity, pKa
3) Mechanism and curly arrows, electrophiles, nucleophiles, radicals
4) Radical stability, mechanism
5) Acidity, free energy diagrams, reaction profiles
6) Substitution mechanisms, SN1, SN2
7) Addition reactions
8) Elimination reactions and chemistry of alkenes and alkynes
9) Chemistry of alcohols, ethers, amines, oxidation and reduction
10) Aromatic electrophilic substitution
11) Carbonyl chemistry, addition, substitution
12) Hydrolysis reactions
13) Grignards, Alkyl lithiums, conjugate addtions
14) Carbonyl enolate chemistry
15) Claisen condensations, aldol condensation, mannuch reactions
16) 1,3-Dicarbonyl compounds and reactions
17) Biomolecules, aminoacids, peptides, proteins
18) Biomolecules, DNA, RNA
19) Lipids, fatty acid synthesis, detergents
20) Macromolecules, synthetic polymers, addition polymerisation, condensation polymerisation

Topics 1-16 are covered in the 18 CATS module and topics 1-20 are covered in the 24 CATS module

18. Illustrative Bibliography


Essential Text (required)
Mechanism in Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition, Peter Sykes, Longman
Clayden, Greeves, Warren and Wothers, Organic Chemistry, Oxford 2001

19. Learning outcomes


Successful completion of the module leads to the learning outcomes. The learning outcomes identify the
knowledge, skills and attributes developed by the module.

Learning Outcomes should be presented in the format ”By the end of the module students should be able
to...” using the table at the end of the module approval form:

Resources
20. List any additional requirements and indicate the outcome of any discussions about these.
     

Approval
21. Module leader’s Dr Andrew Clark
signature

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Approval
22. Date of approval 21st April 2011
23. Name of Approving LTC
Committee (include minute
reference if applicable)
24. Chair of Committee’s Prof Rob Deeth (on behalf of Dr Andrew Clark)
signature
25. Head of Department(s) Prof Mike Shipman
Signature

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Examination Information
A1. Name of examiner (if      
different from module
leader)
A2. Indicate all available methods of assessment in the table below
% Examined % Assessed by other methods Length of examination paper
100       3hrs/2hrs
A3. Will this module be examined together with any other module (sectioned paper)? If so,
please give details below.
     
A4. How many papers will 1 paper 2 papers
the module be examined
by?
A5. When would you wish Summer
the exam take place (e.g.
Jan, April, Summer)?
A6. Is reading time Yes No
required?
A7. Please specify any special exam timetable arrangements.
     
A8. Stationery requirements
No. of Answer books? 4
Graph paper? no
Calculator? yes
Any other special Periodic table and data sheet
stationery requirements
(e.g. Data books, tables
etc)?
A9. Type of examination paper
Seen? Yes No
Open Book? Yes No
Restricted? Yes No
If restricted, please provide      
a list of permitted texts:
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LEARNING OUTCOMES
(By the end of the module the student should be able Which teaching and learning methods Which summative assessment method(s) will
to....) enable students to achieve this learning measure the achievement of this learning
outcome? outcome?
(reference activities in section 15) (reference activities in section 16)
Lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed reading Formative assessment by set and marked work for
Demonstrate an understanding of the structure, shape, tutorials and workshops, summative assessment by
properties and reactivity of organic molecules including their examinations.
acidity, mechanisms and reactions Non assessed class test
(18 and 24 CATS)

Lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed reading Formative assessment by set and marked work for
Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of different tutorials and workshops, summative assessment by
reactions in organic chemistry and why and how they take examinations
place.
Non assessed class test
Have a basic understanding of mechanisms and their
stereochemical consequences of nucleophilic substitution,
elimination, electrophilic additions/substitutions, oxidations
and reduction.
(18 and 24 CATS)

Have a basic understanding of mechanisms carbonyl and Lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed reading Formative assessment by set and marked work for
enolate chemistry tutorials and workshops, summative assessment by
(18 and 24 CATS) examinations

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LEARNING OUTCOMES
(By the end of the module the student should be able Which teaching and learning methods Which summative assessment method(s) will
to....) enable students to achieve this learning measure the achievement of this learning
outcome? outcome?
(reference activities in section 15) (reference activities in section 16)
Use their knowledge of general mechanism and reactivity to Lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed reading Formative assessment by set and marked work for
postulate mechanisms of organic reactions using curly tutorials and workshops, summative assessment by
arrows examinations
(18 and 24 CATS) Non assessed class test
Lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed reading Formative assessment by set and marked work for
Use their knowledge to be able to design short syntheses of tutorials and workshops, summative assessment by
organic molecules examinations

(18 and 24 CATS)

Understand the roles of lipids, aminoacids, and DNA in Lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed reading Formative assessment by set and marked work for
biological chemistry and their structure, reactivity, synthesis tutorials and workshops, summative assessment by
and physical properties. examinations

Demonstrate a knowledge of fatty acid biosynthesis

(24 CATS)
Understand the basic principles of macromolecules, Lectures, tutorials, workshops, directed reading Formative assessment by set and marked work for
including the structure, reactivity and properties of synthetic tutorials and workshops, summative assessment by
and natural polymers. examinations
(24 CATS)