Course syllabus

Bio Analytical Chemistry

KBTN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2017-03-29

General Information

Main field: Biotechnology.
Elective Compulsory for: MBIO2
Elective for: B4-mb, B4-pt, MLIV2, N4-nbm
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The objective of the course in bioanalysis is to give an overview of the bioanalytical area and basic knowledge of the physico-chemical principles behind different bioanalytical methods. By applying and integrating knowledge previously gained by the student, the course will provide a deeper understanding of basic principles and factors that affect the choice of individual methods and steps.

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

- perform an assignment where she/he in a rational way and based on the theoretical part of the course should chose a method for solving a given analytical problem. The student will receive information about a actual analytical problem and present a suggestion of a solution using suitable analytical method/s.

- in a clear way present his/her experiences and conclusions in a written report and through an oral presentation.

- discuss and critically evaluate the methods/conclusion presented by other students.


This course covers the use of enzymes, antibodies, cells and DNA in analytical systems, e.g. biosensors. The course also covers important methods for analysis of biomolecules such as mass spectrometry as well as emerging technologies like lab-on-chip and microfluidic analytical systems. Analysis in well equipped laboratories as well as for field-adapted analysis is included. Applications in medical as well as food industry together with environmental monitoring is covered. Sampling and sample handling is considered.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination. Apart from approved laboratory exercises and assignment, at least 50 % of the given problems in the written exam must be solved correctly. Questions based mostly on general understanding not so much on details. Laborations will be judged on the basis of the laboration report and the Assignment will be judged based on written and oral presentation.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0112. Name: Assignment.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written and oral presentation.
Code: 0212. Name: Bioanalysis.
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved examination.
Code: 0312. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written report.


Required prior knowledge: KBKA10/KBK011 Biochemistry
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KBT050

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Maria Andersson,
Course coordinator: Martin Hedström,
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