Laboratory Science 1
Module code: NS1023
Module co-ordinator: Dr Cheryl Hurkett
This module will provide you with the skills, competencies and attitudes necessary to complete your Research Project during your degree and for a future career in science in a laboratory setting.
The location and duration varies according to the practical needs of each experimental set-up. In general, you will be assigned a 4-hour session to complete the practical elements of each experiment as well as preliminary data analysis.
You are also expected to spend a small additional amount of time outside of the lab session finalising your analysis and write up of the experiment.
- Lab health and safety
- Standard lab procedures
- Lab note taking
- The sources of errors in experiments
- Calculating and presenting errors in reports and graphs
- Analysis of data collected from a data logging device
- Using specialist equipment from physics/chemistry/biological sciences labs
- 2 four-hour laboratory inductions
- 19 four-hour lab sessions
- Lab notebook competency check (15%)
- Experimental summary (85%)