Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
120 credits with 90 credits in chemistry. Separation and Mass Spectrometry, 15 credits, or equivalent. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
carry out for an analytical problem a relevant literature search
choose plan and perform a complete analysis procedure to answer analytical issues with relevance for today's research within analytical chemistry
evaluate multivariate data
present obtained results orally in Swedish and/or English
present obtained results in English in form of a scientific article and as a poster
carry out laboratory work in a scientific way with relevant documentation and risk and security assessment
Methodology and practical application of complete analytical procedures including advanced methods for sampling, decomposition, extraction, fractionation, enrichment of components from composite samples, separation, final determination and evaluation of results. Analysis of variation in results from different sources with ANOVA. Evaluation of results with multivariate methods as PCA, PLS. Scientific literature in analytical chemistry.
The teaching is given as lectures, project-oriented laboratory work individually and in group, seminars, mini-symposium and possibly study visits. Course introduction, laboratory work, projects, seminars, mini-symposium and study visits are compulsory.
Written test (5 credits) is arranged during and/or at the end ot the course. For the course to be graded, it is required that the laboratory work with project has been presented orally in the form of a mini-symposium and in form of a scientific paper and a poster. Laboratory work and projects correspond to 10 credits. The final grade corresponds to a weigthed average of the results from the written examination, the laboratory work and projects.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.