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Analytical Chemistry (8043.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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This unit introduces the basic principles of modern analytical instrumentation and its implementation in clinical laboratories. The unit examines the principal instrumental methods of chemical analyses (spectrophotometry, electrochemistry, and chromatography), automation and quality assurance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of chemical instrumentation and automation used in clinical chemistry analyses;

2. Be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of analytical instruments and methods of analysis;

3. Select the appropriate methodology and instrumentation and perform some routine chemistry analyses; and

4. Set up a quality assurance program for a routine chemistry laboratory.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Four hours per week: 1 hour lecture and 3 hour laboratory.


Chemistry 1B.



Assumed Knowledge

Chemistry 1A, Data Analysis in Science.

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