ADVANCES IN ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION - 2023/4
Module code: CHE2035
Enhancing a knowledge and application of analytical chemistry including an awareness of the operation of modern instruments in research and industrial environments.
CREAN Carol (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: F100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 4
Independent Learning Hours: 76
Lecture Hours: 26
Tutorial Hours: 4
Laboratory Hours: 30
Guided Learning: 10
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- understand the fundamentals of quality assurance and control in analytical chemistry; inter-laboratory comparisons, proficiency testing, spike recoveries, matrix-matching; atomic absorption spectroscopy; basic instrumentation, calibration, matrix-matching, flame and electrothermal (ETV or GF) devices, interferences, background correction, hydride generation, cold vapour, practical hints and applications (absorption) spectroscopy;
- review basic calculations in electrochemistry, understand the principles of potentiometric biosensors, cyclic voltammetry, amperometry, amperometric biosensors, and sensor applications;
- review separation science (GC and HPLC); solid phase extraction for purification and preconcentration; critical fluid extraction;
- develop the use of statistical analysis and data handling; including F and T tests (Student and Paired), y = m x + c calibration curves; calculation of the limit of detection and quantification, applications in spectroscopy.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||LAB PORTFOLIO SUMMATIVE A||7|
|Coursework||LAB PORTFOLIO SUMMATIVE B||13|
|Examination||CLOSED BOOK EXAM- 2 HRS||80|
Failure in the laboratory may require re-assessment through a defined practical examination
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate sufficient theoretical and practical skills of the above.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Examination - 2 hours (80%) – Learning outcomes 1 & 3.
- Evaluation of laboratory portfolio (20%) - Learning outcomes 2, 3 & 4.
- Pre- and in-laboratory proforma
General feedback is provided to all the students during the pre-laboratory sessions, workshops and tutorials. All the students receive individual written feedback for their practical reports.
- To describe and evaluate the fundamentals of modern instrumental methods, including GC and HPLC, FAAS, GFAAS and AFS
- To improve student awareness of health and safety issues, including in the practical laboratory
- To describe and evaluate the principles, instrumentation, problem solving and practical aspects of atomic spectroscopy and chromatography
- To improve student awareness of quality control in analytical chemistry
- To improve student awareness of measurement, data handling, the use of statistics and calculations for quantitative analysis
|001||Understand and apply the fundamental principles and operation of modern analytical techniques, including spectroscopy (FAAS, GFAAS, AFS) and chromatography (GC, HPLC) in the laboratory environment||KCP|
|002||Understand the implications of the provisions for COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) and Health and Safety regulations in the laboratory environment||KCP|
|003||Apply the operation of modern instrumental techniques coupled with an appreciation of instrumental calibration, sample analysis, problem solving, data handling and good laboratory practice||KP|
|004||Interpret results, use appropriate equations and statistics to evaluate the data and choose methods of data presentation for reporting results.||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to build on skills gained in FHEQ 4 (Principles of Analytical Chemistry):
- develop a knowledge of the fundamentals and operation of modern analytical instruments;
- develop a practical approach to good laboratory practice, quality control, health and safety awareness in the laboratory;
- enhance data handling, statistical analysis and practical analytical report writing; and
- develop communication skills in individual and group practicals.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Combination of lectures, workshops, practical sessions and tutorials
- individual and group practical sessions;
- instrumental operation (chromatography, atomic spectroscopy, electrochemistry); and
- data handling, statistical analysis and analytical report writing.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Medicinal Chemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Medicinal Chemistry MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Chemistry with Forensic Investigation MChem||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.