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CH30204: Analytical chemistry in context

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CH20195
Description: Aims:
To increase students understanding of analytical methods in the context of their application in areas such as clinical analysis, bioanalysis, environmental and pharmaceutical sciences, forensics and materials analysis.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit, students should be able to:
1. To be aware of the spectrum of applications of analytical techniques in fields such as clinical analysis, bioanalysis, environmental and pharmaceutical sciences, forensics and materials analysis
2. Undertake a critical comparison of analytical techniques including immunoassays, chromatography, mass spectrometry and related techniques, and make informed decisions about their applications.
3. Be aware of procedural issues that relate to the application of these analytical techniques
4. Apply this knowledge to the solution of problems relating to qualitative and quantitative analysis in a range of contexts.

Skills:
Numeracy (F), Problem solving (F, T, A), Independent working (F).

Content:
Several analytical methods including chromatographic techniques, coupled techniques (GC-MS and LC-MS), immunoassays and bio- and electrochemical sensors will be discussed in the context of their application in clinical analysis, bioanalysis, and environmental sciences, forensics and materials analysis.
Knowledge obtained by students during Analytical Chemistry (CH20195) will be applied in this unit through discussion of several wide-ranging case studies emphasising critical factors required in order to obtain valid analytical measurement. The requirement to comply with regulations specific to different fields will be thoroughly discussed. This will include: quality assurance, EU/national regulatory requirements specific to each discussed field.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CH30204 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry

CH30204 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemistry

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