Courses & Units

Advanced Analytical Techniques KRA344


This unit is intended for all students majoring in chemistry along with those with interests in the physical sciences, biotechnology, medical and biomedical research, life sciences, earth sciences, Antarctic science, marine science, and pharmaceutical science.  Students who would like to do this unit but have a timetable problem with either lectures or laboratory work should consult the Unit Coordinator.


This unit concentrates on instrumental methods of analysis and provides a sound foundation to the theory and application of modern analytical techniques.  This unit is of importance to all who rely on the use of instrumental analysis in their field of endeavour. Topics within this unit include gas and liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, elemental and molecular spectroscopy, portable analytical technology, and electrochemistry and sensors.

The laboratory program reinforces concepts introduced in lectures and gives students experience in good laboratory practice and protocol, and hands-on experience of modern analytical instrumentation. 

Overall this unit presents theory and practice of instrumental analysis in a context relevant and key to all areas of scientific study including, but not limited to the physical sciences, biotechnology, medical and biomedical research, life sciences, earth sciences, and pharmaceutical science areas.


Unit name Advanced Analytical Techniques
Unit code KRA344
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Chemistry

 Prof Michael Breadmore

Teaching staff

Prof Michael Breadmore, Assoc Prof Robert Shellie, Dr Trevor Lewis, Prof Brett Paull, Prof Emily Hilder, Assoc Prof Joselito Quirino, Dr Ashley Townsend.

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
2 010500

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KRA332, KRA336, KRA306


Teaching Pattern

3x1-hr teaching sessions weekly (total 39), 4-hr lab weekly (10 weeks)


3-hr examination (60%), laboratory (35%), assignments (5%)

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