autumn 2023
FAR-8311 Advanced Analytical Chemistry 2 - 5 ECTS

Type of course

PhD course. It 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.

Students should preferably have a good background in analytical chemistry.

Course content

The course will give a deeper understanding of the following themes:

  • Chromatography and detectors.
  • Peptide synthesis and analysis.
  • Instrumentation for mass spectrometry
  • Practical use of analytical methods

The course will also give an introduction to metabolomics and proteomics.

Objectives of the course


The candidate…

  • shall have a high knowledge within the strenghts and weaknesses of different chromatographic systems given a specific analytical challenge.
  • shall have a high knowledge within the strenghts and weaknesses of different mass spectrometers given a specific analytical challenge.
  • shall have high knowledge of methods and instrumentation for peptide synthesis and analysis.


The candidate…

  • can handle complex questions about choice of extraction and analytical methods based on chemical structure and information about the sample matrix.
  • can evaluate different chromatographic methods up against each other based on the analytical challenge.
  • can set up small projects within metabolomics and proteomics that can contribute to develop new knowledge.

General competence

The candidate…

  • can plan and implement analytical projects based on theoretical knowledge of the selected analyte and available analytical equipment.
  • can identify relevant ethical questions regarding the research and perform the research with scientific integrity.

Language of instruction and examination

Norwegian and English

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Presentation of articles and discussion

The course is given intensively over 3 weeks.


Examination: Date: Grade scale:
Oral exam 08.09.2023 09:00
Passed / Not Passed

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Lectures Approved – not approved
Seminar Approved – not approved
Presentation of collection of articles Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

  • Compulsory participation in at least 80% of the teaching
  • Compulsory participation in 100% at the seminars
  • Approved presentation

Re-sit examination

Re-sit examination is offered for the course.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: FAR-8311
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet