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Applied Instrumental Analysis (MLJ903)

Advanced instrumental analytical chemistry applied in chemical and biotechnological research.

Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.

Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction


The theoretical basis of selected instrumental techniques is studied in detail. A selected technique is completely described theoretically, and established on an actual instrument, including preparative steps. This includes methodological development, calibration and verification.
Learning outcome
The candidate should obtain detailed knowledge of selected (one or several) instrumental analytical techniques applied in Chemical or Environmental research. The candidate should know the principles of functionality and application of important selected analytical approaches (e.g. chromatography or spectrometry, and sample preparation and data analysis) central to the candidates own research area, and document general analytical knowledge on PhD-level.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Recommended prerequisites
According to admission requirements for PhD in Chemistry and Biosciences. Final year master students may also be accepted to the course on the conditions of the appointed supervisors approval.
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project report 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Course grading is pass/fail. If the submitted course report is not accepted, the candidate will be given a New deadline for re-submission of an amended Version.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Roald Kommedal
Course teacher: Magne Olav Sydnes
Course teacher: Malcolm Andrew Kelland
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Method of work
Self study over individually defined syllabus, colloquiums or laboratory and project work. Competence building spesialist courses may be included as a part of the overall course, including practical methodological work.
Open for
Available for PhD-students accepted on the PhD program at IKBM. External candidates (outside the department) may be acceoted based on theor individual background. External candidates must be advised and supported by their PhD advisor.
Course assessment
Usually by forms and/or discussion according to university regulations.
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