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PA10290: Pharmaceutical analysis

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 0%, EX 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To will give the student practical experience of using a variety of analytical instruments to explore selected pharmaceutical applications; to develop data handling and interpretation skills; to introduce the student to the use of spectroscopic data in organic chemical structure elucidation.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit the student should be able to:
(a) follow written and verbal instructions to use simple analytical instruments,
(b) demonstrate a familiarity with the forms in which data are presented, the relevant units and constants,
(c) perform necessary calculations and data manipulations to interpret results,
(d) draw appropriate conclusions on the basis of experimental data,
(e) present results and conclusions of a practical experiment in written and oral form, (f) interpret spectroscopic data to identify chemical structure.

Handling information (T/F/A)
Working with others (F)
Problem solving (T/F/A)
Scientific & practical skills (T/F/A)
Written communication (T/F/A).

Introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry - how these techniques, along with infra-red spectra, can give access to molecular structure of organic compounds. Practical aspects of thin layer, gas and high performance liquid chromatography, UV-, IR-, fluorescence- and atomic absorption spectroscopy.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA10290 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

PA10290 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Pharmacology (Full-time) - Year 1
  • USPA-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Pharmacology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1
  • USPA-AKM02 : MPharmacology (hons) (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1

* 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.