Short Title:Advanced Analytical Techniques
Full Title:Advanced Analytical Techniques
Module Code:ANTE H4001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Pharmacy
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with knowledge of the theory and principles behind mass spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, thermogravimetric and electroanalytical techniques. The ability to use the combined techniques of IR, MS and NMR and electrochemistry to identify the structure of simple organic molecules will be a key goal.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the principles of chemical analysis for quantitative determination of organics and inorganics.
LO2 Demonstrate a capacity to integrate concepts across a range of analytical methodology
LO3 Differentiate and rationalise analytical methodologies for a given case study in pharmaceutical science.
LO4 Master key practical skills in advanced spectroscopic analysis and electroanalytical methods, including the ability to select, set up and analyse given solutes using the appropriate quantitative approaches.
LO5 Exploit new knowledge in spectroscopic problem solving sessions.
LO6 The ability to interpret, critically evaluate and present data.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment A combination of on-line activities, problem solving sessions and industrial case studies will form the elements of the continuous assessment for this module. 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture material 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Review of course material, self directed study and engagement with tutorials and assignments 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • B. Mistry,, Handbook of Spectroscopic Data [ISBN: 978-8189473860]
  • Richard R. Ernst, Geoffrey Bodenhausen, and Alexander Wokaun 1990, Principles of nuclear magnetic resonance in one and two dimensions, Clarendon Press Oxford [ISBN: 0198556470]
  • Hobart H. Willard... [et al.] 1988, Instrumental methods of analysis, Wadsworth Publishing Company Belmont, Calif [ISBN: 0-534-08142-8]
  • Allen J. Bard, Larry R. Faulkner 2001, Electrochemical methods, Wiley New York [ISBN: 0-471-04372-9]
  • Silverstein, R.M. Webster, F.X. and Kiemle, D. 2005, Spectrophotometric Identification of Organic Compounds, Wiley
  • edited by Rolf Ekman... [et al.] 2009, Mass spectrometry, John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, N.J. [ISBN: 978-0-471-71395-1]
Recommended Book Resources
  • U. Holzgrabe, I. Wawer, B. Diehl 1999, NMR spectroscopy in drug development and analysis, Wiley [ISBN: 978-3-527-30092-1]
  • Christopher Barner-Kowollik (Editor), Till Gruendling (Editor), Jana Falkenhagen (Editor), Steffen Weidner (Editor), Mass Spectrometry in Polymer Chemistry [ISBN: 978-3-527-32924-3]
  • edited by Slobodan Sasic, Yukihiro Ozaki 2010, Raman, infrared, and near-infrared chemical imaging, Wiley Hoboken, N.J. [ISBN: 978-0-470-38204-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 8 Mandatory