Instrumental Analysis

Module summary

Module code: CHEM1067
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Engineering and Science
Department: Science
Module Coordinator(s): Solomon Habtemariam



This module is designed to provide students with basic understanding of a range of analytical techniques, and to be able to apply these basic principles to a chosen specialised scientific field such as the forensic, chemical or the pharmaceutical industry.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1. Identify and apply appropriate statistical methods for analytical data interpretation.
2. Understand the importance of critical analysis in research
3. Describe, select and use an appropriate analytical method to solve a particular problem.
4. Appropriate use of GLP and data recording.

Indicative content

An introduction to analytical instrument design: Optics, Detectors and Signal Processing; Chromatography: Chromatographic separation by both gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography. Theory and practice of the main methods of separation; Spectroscopy: Applications of infrared, ultra-violet and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. Interpretation of spectra, identification of compounds; Analytical protocols, sampling, and validation. Instrumental calibration; Analytical applications of fluorescence spectroscopy; Atomic spectroscopic method; Hyphenated methods; Thermal analysis; Use of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry; Stability testing; Characterisation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Finished Dosage Forms.