Lectures/tutorials will be of 2 hour duration, held weekly. Lectures/tutorials will be presented as a combination of formal lectures and interactive discussion sessions. Students in this unit are expected to demonstrate a high level of self-directed learning. This means reading the required materials (and beyond), searching in primary literature, working through problems outside of lectures. Working through the material with your peers is encouraged. In the tutorials the students will present their seminars on assigned topics and all students will be expected to participate in discussions.
There is no recommended text for this unit. The main source of materials will be from the primary literature (i.e. journal articles, reviews, and sections of research books). Examples of starting points are the journals "Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry" and "Annual Review of Physical Chemistry",
Students are expected to check the iLearn pages regularly for announcements, relevant links downloadable course material, and other supporting information. The staff will be available for consultations in person.