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OCCH6002 - Laboratory Practices

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Title:Laboratory Practices
Long Title:Laboratory Practices
Module Code:OCCH6002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Occupational Health
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2023
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: MARYANNE SHEAHAN
Module Description: The emphasis in this module is on the development and use of fundamental practical laboratory skills in a safe, accurate and efficient manner.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and control hazards associated with the laboratory environment.
LO2 Summarize legislation relevant to the safety of personnel working in laboratories
LO3 Describe and use techniques for efficient performance in a laboratory.
LO4 Perform basic laboratory calculations and assess the quality of experimental data
LO5 Formulate scientific reports and present data in an approved manner.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
13366 OCCH6002 Laboratory Practices
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Safety in the Laboratory
Recognition and control of hazards encountered in chemistry and physics laboratories. Hazard and precautionary statements. Sources of Safety Information. Safety Data Sheets. Occupational Exposure Limits. Handling, Storage and Waste disposal protocols.
Scientist and The Law
An overview of legislation and regulations pertinent to science personnel in the workplace.
General Laboratory Techniques
Theory and practice of a range of techniques used in a chemistry laboratory.
Experimental Data
Units of measurements, precision, accuracy; sources and analysis of errors; laboratory calculations
Practicals
Performance of experiments involving fundamental techniques: weight and volume measurements, solution preparation and dilution, volumetric analyses, colorimetry, separation and purification. Formulation of written reports.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class assessment on hazards and safety in the laboratory 1,2 20.0 Week 5
Short Answer Questions Theory assessment on lab techniques and fundamental laboratory calculations 2,3,4 40.0 Week 13
Practical/Skills Evaluation Performance of practicals, formulation of reports and calculations assignments 1,3,4,5 40.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory session 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Personal study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory session 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Personal Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Dean John R., Holmes D., Jones, A., Weyers J., Reed R. 2017, Practical Skills in Chemistry, 3rd Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9781292139920]
  • Hill Robert H., Finster David C. 2016, Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students, 2nd Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 9781119027669]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Silyn-Roberts, Heather 2013, Writing for Science and Engineering, 2nd Ed., Elsevier Ltd [ISBN: 9780080982854]
  • Weinberg S 2003, Good Laboratory Practice Regulations, Dekker [ISBN: 0824708911]
  • Armour M 2003, Hazardous Laboratory Chemicals Disposal Guide, Lewis [ISBN: 1566705673]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SCHQA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance 1 Mandatory
CR_SESST_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technology 1 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_7 Bachelor of Science in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1 Mandatory
CR_SCHEM_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Chemistry 1 Mandatory
CR_SOMNI_8 Physical Sciences (Common Entry) 1 Mandatory
CR_SOMNI_7 Physical Sciences (Common Entry) 1 Mandatory

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