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CH30204: Analytical chemistry in context

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: EX 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 unit you must take CH20195
Further information on descriptions 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.

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

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
  • USCH-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Chemistry (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USCH-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Industrial Training (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USCH-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Chemistry with Study Year abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • USCH-AFM05 : MChem (hons) Chemistry for Drug Discovery (Full-time) - Year 3

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.