TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY - 2017/8
Module code: CHE3046
WARD NI Prof (Chemistry)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 6
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 116
Lecture Hours: 25
Laboratory Hours: 3
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAM 1.5 HOURS||70|
Failure of the coursework unit of assessment will require the candidate to complete a data handling and publication coursework activity.
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Enhancing a knowledge and application of specialist topics in analytical chemistry including an awareness of the operation of advanced modern instruments with particular attention to the principles, practical aspects and problem solving/application aspects of advanced atomic spectroscopy, chromatography, electrochemistry and mass spectrometry.
To describe and evaluate the fundamentals of advanced instrumental methods, with particular emphasis on recent developments
To describe and evaluate the principles, instrumentation, problem solving and practical aspects of advanced atomic spectroscopy, chromatography, electrochemistry, ion beam analysis and mass spectrometry
To review and improve the students awareness of advanced quality control in analytical chemistry
To improve the students awareness of measurement, the use of statistics and calculations for quantitative analysis as used in research.
|Understand and evaluate the relative usefulness of a range of analytical techniques, including advanced atomic spectroscopy, hyphenated techniques using mass spectrometry (HPLC-ICP-MS, HPLC-MS, GC-MS), electrochemistry (voltammetric and amperometric methods) and sensors, ion beam|
|Critically evaluate the operation of modern instrumental techniques coupled with an appreciation of instrumental calibration, validation,|
|Problem solving and data handling|
|Evaluate instrumental interferences and analytical figures of merit.|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
review of recent advances in modern analytical techniques; inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry; inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) - principles, instrumentation, interferences and operation, laser ablation, electrothermal vaporisation; speciation analysis using hyphenated-mass spectrometry techniques (applications for As and Hg speciation); instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA);
Electrochemistry – amperometric enzyme-based biosenors, methods and applications; surface sensor techniques (QCM and SPR); permselective membranes – small molecule speciation; nanoselective materials – large biomolecule speciation
review X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF), Statistics: application of calibration curves (including use of dilution factors), and
review of separation science (GC and HPLC); method development, optimisation, choice of method; preparative chromatography, SFC, counter-current, HILIC, chiral separations, role of HPLC/GC in pharmaceutical, biomedical and environmental analysis.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to build on skills gained in FHEQ 5:
develop a knowledge of the fundamentals and operation of advanced modern analytical instruments;
develop a practical approach to good laboratory practice and quality control in the research laboratory; and
enhance data handling, statistical analysis and analytical publication report writing (The Analyst).
The learning and teaching methods include:
individual data handling and analytical publication report (coursework);
instrumental operation and problem solving/applied resaerch (chromatography, atomic spectroscopy, nuclear anallysis, and electrochemistry).
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate sufficient theoretical and applied practical skills of the above.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
data handling and analytical publication (The Analyst) 30%
Commentary and feedback on coursework.
Verbal throughout the data handling (coursework) session and subsequent written feedback on the submitted Excel data file and Analyst publication.
Reading list for TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/che3046
Programmes this module appears in
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 2017/8 academic year.