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Analytical Methods ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Ben Capuano

Parkville First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: Familiarisation of classical methods of analysis and modern instrumental techniques used in pharmaceutical and related industries. The focus is on the application of techniques of atomic and molecular analysis for the identification, qualitative and quantitative analysis of pharmaceuticals and related compounds. Methods include titrimetric analyses, spectrophotometric analyses, atomic absorption/emission spectroscopy, electroanalytical methods including potentiometry, coulometry, conductometry, voltammetry and polarography, chromatographic applications such as gas-liquid chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography and planar chromatography.

Objectives: At the completion of this unit, students will: - Be familiar with the theory and practice of common methods of analysis and modern instrumental techniques. - Have the practical ability to apply the methodologies of such analytical techniques. - Understand and appreciate teh limitations of modern analytical instrumental techniques.


Assessment: Final exam: 70% (3 hours). Practical exam 10%; Practical work 20%;

Contact Hours: 36 hours of Lectures and Tutorials; 9 x 4hr Practical experiments.

Prerequisites: CHM1011