Lectures: there are two lectures per week as per the university timetable. Lectures are delivered online and will also be recorded. Some lectures may be pre-recorded and made available prior to the scheduled lecture; and then followed up by an online Q&A session with the lecturer. All lecture material will be made available in iLearn.
Workshop Sessions (Dry-lab): There are six scheduled workshop sessions in total. These will be delivered either online or on campus. Workshops 1 and 3 (week 2 and week 5, respectively) are optional in attendance and will cover lab report writing skills and provide additional help to students on lab reports. Workshop 6 sessions will be held over two weeks (weeks 11 and 12) and is when oral presentations will be given (online). There are THREE workshop sessions that have associated reports to be submitted (workshops 2, 4 and 5). Workshops 2 and 4 will be held online in Weeks 3 and 7. Workshop 5 will be on campus in week 9. Participation for workshop sessions in Weeks 3, 7 and 9 is a required part of the unit to complete the associated workshop reports. If you cannot attend, a Special Consideration request must be submitted if you wish your absence to be considered.
** Due to COVID, it is a requirement that students bring their own laptops to workshop sessions held on campus. Please ensure your laptop is fully charged as powerpoints may not be available for all students. If you require a loan of a laptop, this can be arranged PRIOR to the workshop session by contacting the unit convenor.
Laboratory Sessions (Wet-lab): 3 hour Laboratory sessions are scheduled on campus according to the timetable. There are two timetabled sessions available. Labs will be held in 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Ave (E7B) 349 Science Lab. In total, there are FOUR lab sessions held in weeks 4, 5, 8 and 10. Attendance at laboratory sessions is COMPULSORY. If you cannot attend, you must submit a Special Consideration request if you wish your absence to be considered.
** Due to COVID, students must bring their own labcoats to be allowed to enter the labs. It is also recommended that students bring their own safety glasses. However, these will be provided if students to not have their own safety glasses. Other PPE will be provided.
Textbooks: There is no required text for this unit. Reading material will be advised by your lecturer. A list of suggested reading material and text will be made available on iLearn and through the library website https://libguides.mq.edu.au/leganto.