Course syllabus

Projektkurs i kromatografisk analys
Project in Chromatographic Analysis

KAKN05, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-04-04

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO1, MLIV1
Elective for: B4-l, B4-mb, B4-lm, K4-l
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The aim of the course is to provide advanced insights into and skills in analytical separation techniques that are commonly used in pharmacetutical, food, environmental, polymer, biotechnical and biochemical analysis.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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), microfluidics and FFF (field flow 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 on strategies for sample preparation and optimization of separation and detection conditions. Also the importance of method validation and quality assessment is highlighted.

The second part of the course is spent on planning and performing analysis relevant to industry and/or research. Important concepts regarding project management will be supported through lectures and seminars.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
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 project.

Code: 0111. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 15. Grading scale: TH.
Code: 0211. Name: Laboratory Experiments.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.
Code: 0311. Name: Project.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KAK050, KAK070

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: universitetslektor Margareta Sandahl,
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