Syllabus for Applied Analysis of Complex Samples

Tillämpad analys av komplexa prover

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1KB154
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2008-03-13
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2012-04-20
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 34, 2012
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits including 90 credits Chemistry. The course Separation and Mass Spectrometry, 15 credits, or equivalent.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - BMC

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall 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
  • evaluation of multivariate data
  • present received results orally in Swedish and/or English in the form of a mini-symposium
  • present received 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 eventually study visits.
Course introduction, laboratory work, projects, seminars, mini-symposium and study visits are compulsory.


Examination is arranged during and/or at the end ot the course. For the course to be graded, it is required that the laboratory work has been presented and accepted. Laboratory work and projects are marked to 10 credits. The final grade corresponds to a weighed average of the results from the written examination, the laboratory work and projects.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 34, 2012