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dc.contributor.authorKirton, Stewart Brian
dc.contributor.authorAl-Ahmad, Abdullah
dc.contributor.authorFergus, Suzanne
dc.identifier.citationKirton , S B , Al-Ahmad , A & Fergus , S 2014 , ' Using Structured Chemistry Examinations (SChemEs) as an assessment method to improve undergraduate students' generic, practical and laboratory-based skills ' , Journal of Chemical Education , vol. 91 , no. 5 , pp. 648-654 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1322415
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84900529406
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7134-0665/work/70189307
dc.description.abstractIncrease in tuition fees means there will be renewed pressure on universities to provide “value for money” courses that provide extensive training in both subject-specific and generic skills. For graduates of chemistry this includes embedding the generic, practical, and laboratory-based skills associated with industrial research as an integral part of undergraduate training. Acknowledging the perception from industrial employers that the laboratory skills of high-achieving graduates in chemistry do not match their academic ability, we present SChemEs (structured chemistry examinations), a novel method of authentic assessment that focuses on developing and rewarding competency in the laboratory. Emphasizing the importance of these skills for future employment and thus embedding them in an undergraduate’s skills portfolio will enhance graduate employability. This article outlines the methodological development of SChemEs (which was inspired by the objective structured clinical examinations used in clinical programs), provides an overview of how a SChemEs assessment runs, gives examples and grading criteria used in the exercise, and presents data from a pilot study on attainment and student viewpoint regarding SChemEsen
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dc.titleUsing Structured Chemistry Examinations (SChemEs) as an assessment method to improve undergraduate students' generic, practical and laboratory-based skillsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Pharmacy
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionMedicinal and Analytical Chemistry
dc.contributor.institutionNatural Product Chemistry and Drug Design
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research into Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Clinical Practice, Safe Medicines and Drug Misuse Research
dc.contributor.institutionPrescription and Illicit Drug Misuse
dc.contributor.institutionPharmacy Education
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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