autumn 2023
FAR-8312 Advanced practical analytical chemistry 2 - 5 ECTS

Type of course

PhD course. This course is available as a singular course.

Admission requirements

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian master´s degree of five years or 3+ 2 years in pharmacy or molecular sciences (or equivalent, such as chemistry, biochemistry or biotechnology) may be admitted. Valid documentation is a statement from your institution that you are a registered PhD student, or a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma.

NB: The course FAR-8311 (or an equivalent course from another university) must be passed before the student can start and complete FAR-8312. These courses are given in succession in the same semester.

Course overlap

Du vil få en reduksjon i antall studiepoeng (som oppgitt under), dersom du avlegger eksamen i dette emnet og har bestått følgende emne(r) fra før av:

FAR-3312 Advanced practical analytical chemistry 3 stp

Course content

The course gives a deeper understanding of the use of the following techniques and instruments through practical laboratory work:

  • Sample preparation for analytical chemistry.
  • HPLC and UPLC.
  • Mass spectrometry with focus on triple quadrupole and orbitrap instruments.
  • Development of target and untarget mass spectrometric methods.
  • Statistical interpretation of analytical data, including software for identification and quantification.

Objectives of the course


The candidate…

  • shall be in the forefront of practical use of different chromatographic methods
  • shall be in the forefront of practical use of different mass spectrometers
  • shall be able to contribute to the development of new knowledge within the use of sample preparation and analytical methods.


The candidate…

  • can plan and perform complex analytical methods for pharmaceutical analysis independently.
  • can plan and perform simple metabolomics and proteomics experiments independently.

General competence

The candidate…

  • can present research and development through renowned national and international channels, including both oral and written presentation of research data.

Language of instruction and examination

Norwegian and English.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Lab work

The course is given intensively over 4 weeks.



Examination: Grade scale:
Oral exam Passed / Not Passed
UiT Exams homepage

More info about the oral exam

Oral defence of lab report and presentation

Re-sit examination

Re-sit examination is offered for the course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: FAR-8312
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet