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: 2013-04-12
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2013
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with 90 credits in chemistry. 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
  • 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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2013

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Last modified: 2022-04-26