Courses & Units

Advanced Analytical Techniques KRA344

Hobart

Note:

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.

Introduction

This unit will be of importance to all scientists relying on the use of instrumental separation science, mass spectroscopic techniques, and chemical sensors in their field of endeavour. The material has been designed to appeal to the modern scientist with the material presented concentrating on giving a sound foundation to the theory and application of modern instrumental techniques in this area. Topics within this unit are selected from: chromatographic separation techniques, including ion chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography; solid phase extraction; capillary electrophoresis; gas chromatography; hyphenated and multidimensional techniques; portable instrumentation; miniaturised analytical systems; sample handling and preparation; analytical mass spectrometry (inorganic and organic); and electroanalytical applications, including sensors. The laboratory program reinforces concepts introduced in lectures and gives students experience in good laboratory practice and protocol, and hands-on usage of modern research level instrumentation. Overall this unit presents theory and practice of instrumental methods and specific detection technologies 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, agricultural sciences, marine and Antarctic sciences, and pharmaceutical science areas.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Analytical Techniques
Unit code KRA344
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Chemistry
Coordinator Professor Michael Breadmore
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciate the use of a variety of analytical techniques, such as GC, LC, IC, electrophoresis, sensors and mass spectrometry employed for instrumental chemical analysis. The material focuses on understanding the principles behind separations, their interdependence, and their application in analysis.
  • Apply fundamental concepts obtained in the lectures and laboratory exercises to a range of analytical and physical chemistry problems.
  • Demonstrate experimental skills allowing the application of many of the topics listed above to structure determination and other chemical analyses. In addition, some experience in experimental and interpretive skills not covered in lecture topics will be obtained through the laboratory course.
  • Critically appraise both your own work along with that of your peers.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010500 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,701.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

(KRA242 Physical and Analytical Chemistry, KRA223 - Chemistry 2C Chemical Analysis OR KRA201 - Analytical Chemistry OR KRA225 - Chemistry 2B Inorganic and Physical)

Mutual Exclusions

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

KRA510 AND KRA306 AND KRA336 AND KRA332

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 1-hour face-to-face workshop per week.  1 x 4-hour laboratory session from weeks 2-11.

AssessmentReport (5%)|Lab reports (35%)|Examination (60%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended

Quantitative Chemical Analysis, Tenth Edition| 2020, Daniel C. Harris; Charles , A. Lucy; MacMillian, ISBN:9781319384807; ISBN:9781319274023, ISBN:9781319164300

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