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Automatic Chemical Analysis (CHEM90042)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHEM90042
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This subject will outline advanced methods in the automation of chemical analysis based on the use of batch, robotic and flow analysers. There will be a particular emphasis on flow injection and sequential injection analysis, focussing on clinical, industrial and environmental applications.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of automatic chemical analysis and decide if the purchase of an automatic analyser is economically justified.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of features of the main types of automatic chemical analysers.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles flow analysis and potential applications of flow analysers.
  • Demonstrate an increased knowledge and understanding of chemical science
  • Use investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and to analyse experimental data.

Generic skills

  • advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • an ability to evaluate the professional literature
  • an understanding of the changing knowledge base
  • a capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context
  • the ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental observations

Last updated: 26 June 2019