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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Advanced Analytical Techniques
Unit code KRA344
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural 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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About Census Dates




KRA242 - Physical and Analytical Chemistry
KRA223 - Chemistry 2C Chemical Analysis
KRA201 - Analytical Chemistry
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 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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