Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. KAK050 overlaps following cours/es: KAKN05. Alternative for: MBIO1, MLIV1. Optional for: B4l, B4lm, B4mb, K4l. Course coordinator: Senior lecturer Margareta Sandahl,, Technical Analytical Chemistry. Prerequisites: KAKF01. The course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 6. The number of participants is limited to 24 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Written examination covering lectures, course literature and the experimental parts of the course. To receive a passing grade for the course, students must have also satisfactorily completed the required laboratory work and reports. Home page:

The aim of the course is to provide advanced knowledge in and insight into analytical separation techniques.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course comprises different analytical separation techniques and methods, such as HPLC and LC/MS, GC and GC/MS, CE (capillary electrophoresis), CEC (capillary electrochromatography), microfluidis and FFF (flow field fractionation), for characterisation and quantitation of low and high molecular weight substances normally utilized in pharmaceutical, food, environmental, biotechnical and biochemical analysis.

An important part of the course is spent to strategies for optimization of separation and detection conditions. Also the importance of method validation and quality assessment is highlighted.

Harris, D C: Quantitative Chemical Analysis. 8th ed. Freeman 2010. ISBN: 1-4292-3989-1