Syllabus for Current Trends in Chemistry

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  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB467
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2011-03-10
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2019
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits with 60 credits in chemistry. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - BMC

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Account for current trends in chemical research especially with respect to the chosen specialisation within the Master programme.
  • Summarise and critically analyse scientific articles with special reference to scientific methods and formulation of scientific questions.
  • Discuss scientific ethics and the effects of chemical research and development on society.
  • Assess and evaluate different types of arguments as well as sources of information relevant to the program with an awareness of their possibilities and limitations


Choices of and search in scholarly databases; overview of different fields of current chemical research, partly common to all but also in small groups depending on chosen specialisation. documentation of scientific results. Plagiarism.


Lectures and seminars. It is required that the student has been present at the lectures and have actively participated in the seminars


Written summaries of given, during the course presented, research fields. Furthermore is required that the student has been acting as a seminar leader.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.

Last modified: 2021-12-20