The Chromatography module combines theory with practical work providing a backdrop for chemical analyses in the laboratory. The student will gain a comprehensive knowledge of chromatographic techniques for qualitative and quantitative analysis of chemical entities.  

The basic methods of chromatography which include paper, thin-layer, ion-exchange, gas and liquid chromatography (including HPLC) are covered. This module also covers sample preparation and extraction for analysis. Through the practical work the student will learn how to follow procedures, prepare samples for analysis, use mathematical methods to process analytical data, obtain quantitative results and report results in a proper manner, utilising the various pharmacopoeias. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline basic theoretical principles underlying methods of chromatographic analysis and how they can be applied in the context of a regulated laboratory.

  2. Execute experimental/practical activities using laboratory procedures.

  3. Perform laboratory analysis using analytical instrumentation.

  4. Process and examine analytical data and interpret quantitative results.

  5. Report and evaluate results using mathematical methods.

  6. Assess and investigate the validity of the results.

% Coursework 70%
% Final Exam 30%