College of Science

School of Life Sciences

Analytical Techniques
Module Handbook
15 credit module
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry
BSc (Hons) Biology
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Sciences

Module Coordinator: Dr Alan Goddard (Tel: 01522 886864)
Room JBL1W10, Joseph Banks Laboratories


Recommended reading Page 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 2 . Outline syllabus 4.Contents 1. Teaching programme 7. Assessment 8. Relationship to professional body 9. Learning and teaching strategy 6. Module teaching team 3. Learning outcomes 5. Introduction 2.

Dr Jose Gonzalez-Rodriguez (JG-R). and be familiar with. understand the limitations of the most important spectroscopic techniques available 5. understand the basic principles. high performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography Spectroscopic methods Principles. Outline syllabus Chromatographic techniques Chromatographic principles and mechanisms Basic Concepts in Instrumentation and application of thin layer. understand the basic principles of spectrometry. calibration of quantitative analysis and sources of interference in spectrophotometric analysis 4. Phosphorescence and Chemioluminiscence) Nephelometry and Turbidimetry and flame emission/atomic absorption spectroscopy. demonstrate competence in separation and quantification of a range of analytes 2. ELISA. 3 . Module teaching team Dr Alan Goddard (module coordinator. Immunochemical methods Principles of immunoassay analysis: RIA. apply the basic tools of quality control in analytical laboratories and learn to use them in order to guarantee the reliability of the results. factors contributing to efficiency and resolution and be familiar with identification and quantification methods in chromatographic analysis 3. Separation techniques involving protein and compound purification. applications and instrumentation of: Ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy. Introduction This module provides an introduction to the theoretical principles. including immunoassay and electrophoresis 6. instrumentation. The module provides the background in analytical methods necessary to support other modules in both degrees. Electrophoresis and separation techniques Principles of electrophoresis techniques including capillary electrophoresis. Luminescence (Fluorescence.1. other relevant analytical techniques. understand the principles of chromatography. and their application in experimental sciences. Dr Enrico Ferrari (EF). AG). 4. It also provides students with the basic analytical skills necessary to pursue their Independent Study with confidence. 2. automation and application of the most important laboratory instrumental techniques applied in Forensic and Biomedical Science. Dr Ruth Croxton (RC). Dr Mathieu Elie (ME) 3. Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this module the student will be able to:1.

ME. Any changes will be announced as soon as practical on Blackboard.5. JG-R AG 4 . which you are advised to check on a regular basis. EF. Teaching Programme – Semester A Week (Date) 1 (22/9/14) 2 (29/9/14) 3 (6/10/14) 4 (13/10/14) 5 (20/10/14) 6 (27/10/14) Lecture (2h per week) Chromatographic Techniques Chromatographic Techniques Chromatographic Techniques Calibration and Standardisation Spectroscopic Methods Spectroscopic Methods 7 (3/11/14) Spectroscopic Methods 8 (10/11/14) 9 (17/11/14) 10 (24/11/14) Self-directed study week Spectroscopic Methods Immunochemical Methods Tutor Workshop (2h) Tutor Practical Tutor(s) ME ME ME RC Chromatography AG. Laboratory These will allow the students to develop laboratory skills and gain experience in selected analytical techniques 6. Due to unforeseen circumstances it may be necessary to change the time of any of the sessions. The lecture titles given may vary slightly from that printed here. Learning and teaching strategy Students will use a variety of learning methods to achieve their learning outcomes: Lecture Series These will provide the students with a frame work of information and resources on which to base their study of analytical techniques Seminars These will provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in the analysis and interpretation of analytical data and question and discuss aspects of the study of Analytical Methods in the context of forensic science. JG-R AG. You should consult your personal timetable for times and locations and for your practical group. RC. Teaching programme This is a provisional outline of the teaching programme for this module. RC. EF. ME. ME JG-R JG-R Lab intro (1 hour) Lab circus JG-R Lab circus JG-R Calibration RC AG Spectroscopy JG-R Lab debrief (1 hour) AG AG.

Guidance will also be given regarding the marking criteria. The requirements for each piece of assessment work will be given in each case by the relevant tutor. Freeman and Company.H. W. Recommended Reading Ewing. Assessment The assessment for this module is based on practical coursework completed during the module (50%) and an examination at the end of the module (50%). 5th Edition.11 (1/12/14) 12 (8/12/14) 13 (15/12/14) 14 (22/12/14) 15 (29/12/14) 16 (5/1/15) Electrophoresis and Separation Electrophoresis and Separation Revision AG AG Immunochemistry AG. Oxford University Press. 2003 Higson. Gas Chromatography and Forensic Science. I. Oxford University Press. 6th Edition. W. 2011. Assessment Practical Examination Details Coursework MCQ Submission dates 18/12/14 Week of 15/1/15 Weighting 50% 50% 8. Q. Relationship to professional body Core module for Forensic Science Society/Institute of Biomedical Science accreditation 9. N. RC AG Vacation Vacation Assessment 7. Ahmed. Blackwell Science. Recommended reading Key Texts Fifield. 2000 Glencross. 5 th Edition. H... S. The return date will normally be within three working weeks from the submission date. Biomedical Science Practice: experimental and professional skills. D. 1985 Harris. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis. C. New York. D. BMBC. 2004 Tebbett. G. Principles and Practice of Analytical Chemistry.W. F. Feedback will be provided in the form of marked coursework. McGraw-Hill. and Kealey. Quantitative Chemical Analysis. 1992 5 . Analytical Chemistry. and Wang. J.