BIO06028 2019 Analytical Techniques

General Details

Full Title
Analytical Techniques
Transcript Title
Analytical Techniques
Code
BIO06028
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIO - Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Carmel Moran
Programme Membership
SG_SAGRI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SSUST_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Sustainable Food Production SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science
Description

The course introduces the student to the basic elements of chemical analysis from sample preparation to the collection and statistical evaluation of analytical data.  The course deals with aspects of volumetric analysis including the application of primary and secondary standards. The course also provides both a theoretical and practical introduction to several instrumental analysis techniques including infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet -visible spectroscopy, atomic absorption, liquid and gas chromatography.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Define basic analytical theory and standard/sample preparation.

2.

Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles of a range of instrumental and classical methods of analysis.

3.

Demonstrate competence in the practical application of selected instrumental and classical methods of analysis. 

4.

Calculate chemical compositions from raw analytical data in a variety of units and evaluate the reliability of analytical data using simple statistical and quality control techniques.

5.

Communicate and report the findings of experimental analysis in an individual and /or group format taking into consideration good laboratory practice. 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures and laboratory practicals augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). 

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 65% Continuous Assessment and 35% Final Exam.

Continuous assessment will provide the student with the opportunity to demonstrate the learning outcomes and monitor the student's progress. The continuous assessment is broken down into practical assessment (50%) and theory continuous assessment (15%).

Laboratory skills and report writing ability (50%) are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module. A   minimum attendance of 75% is required in order to meet the learning outcomes of the practical component of this module. Failure to meet this requirement may result in repeat attending the module.

Theory continuous assessment (15%) is broken down into an assignment (7%) mid-semester and a MCQ quiz (8%) at the end of the semester. 

The final exam is designed to test the ability of the student to retain and interpret the information obtained during the course. The student must reach an assigned gate (mark) in the final exam and achieve 40% overall to pass the subject.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None

Indicative Syllabus

Define basic analytical theory and standard/sample preparation

Basic analytical GLP. Overview of chemicals, reagents and apparatus used in analytical chemistry.

Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying concepts and principles of a range of instrumental and classical methods of analysis.

Spectroscopy: Atomic absorption, Flame photometry, Ultraviolet - Visible Spectroscopy, Infra-red.

Chromatography: Mode of Separation, High Performance Liquid chromatography, Gas Chromatography.

Standards: Primary and secondary standards. External, Internal and Standard Additions. 

Demonstrate competence in the practical application of selected instrumental and classical methods of analysis. 

Instrument calibration, qualitative analysis, quantitation using single and multiple external standards, internal standard and standard addition techniques.

The laboratory course is integrated closely with the theory component. The experiments represent a subset of common instrumental (infrared, uv-visible, gas chromatography, atomic absorption, HPLC) and non-instrumental qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis techniques. Emphasis throughout is on data quality and developing a high standard of personal analytical competence and confidence.

Calculate chemical compositions from raw analytical data in a variety of units and evaluate the reliability of analytical data using simple statistical and quality control techniques.

Volumetric and gravimetric calculations.

Relationship between units of concentration (Molarity, molality, % wt/wt, % wt/vol, % vol/vol, ppm, ppb).

Statistical evaluation of the data in order to ascertain accuracy and precision of laboratory findings.

Communicate and report the findings of experimental analysis in an individual and /or group format taking into consideration good laboratory practice. 

Data recording, effective use of laboratory notebook, management and presentation of analytical information. Report writing demonstrating an understanding of the findings and an ability to critically evaluate the data obtained.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Laboratory Reports, Quality of Analytical results, Laboratory Technique, Pre-laboratory exercises, Practical Exam. Continuous Assessment Written Report 50 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assignment 7 % Week 6 4
3 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 8 % Week 13 1,2

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End of Semester Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2015-05-29 Quantitative Chemical Analysis WH Freeman
ISBN 131915414X ISBN-13 9781319154141

The gold standard in analytical chemistry, Dan Harris Quantitative Chemical Analysis provides a sound physical understanding of the principles of analytical chemistry and their applications in the disciplines. Dan Harris presents the subject in a rigorous, readable and interesting manner, lucid enough for non-chemistry majors but containing the depth required by advanced undergraduates. For the first time since the book was published in 1978, Harris has worked with a new contributing author, Professor Chuck Lucy of the University of Alberta. Lucy shares his expertise and teaching experience in Chapters 23-26 on chromatography and capillary electrophoresis.

Required Reading
2013-01-01 Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry Cengage Learning
ISBN 0495558281 ISBN-13 9780495558286

Known for its readability and systematic, rigorous approach, this fully updated Ninth Edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY offers extensive coverage of the principles and practices of analytic chemistry and consistently shows students its applied nature. The books award-winning authors begin each chapter with a story and photo of how analytic chemistry is applied in industry, medicine, and all the sciences. To further reinforce student learning, a wealth of dynamic photographs by renowned chemistry photographer Charlie Winters appear as chapter-openers and throughout the text. Incorporating Excel spreadsheets as a problem-solving tool, the Ninth Edition is enhanced by a chapter on Using Spreadsheets in Analytical Chemistry, updated spreadsheet summaries and problems, an Excel Shortcut Keystrokes for the PC insert card, and a supplement by the text authors, EXCEL APPLICATIONS FOR ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, which integrates this important aspect of the study of analytical chemistry into the books already rich pedagogy. New to this edition is OWL, an online homework and assessment tool that includes the Cengage YouBook, a fully customizable and interactive eBook, which enhances conceptual understanding through hands-on integrated multimedia interactivity. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Required Reading
1996 Ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN UOM:39015040564869

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Journal Resources

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URL Resources

https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/technical-documents/articles/biology/ir-spectrum-table.html

https://chem.libretexts.org/Ancillary_Materials/Reference/Reference_Tables/Spectroscopic_Parameters/Infrared_Spectroscopy_Absorption_Table

https://www.cpp.edu/~psbeauchamp/pdf/spec_ir_nmr_spectra_tables.pdf

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

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