Short Title:Scientific Analysis 1: Chromatographic Techniques & Measurement Systems
Full Title:Scientific Analysis 1: Chromatographic Techniques & Measurement Systems
Module Code:CHMS H2001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Science
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:The module aims to provide the students with: a knowledge of analytical measurement systems, theory of chromatographic methods, HPLC and GC techniques; the ability to carry out simple quantitative and qualitative analysis; the ability to apply chromatographic techniques to analytical laboratory environments; experience of designing computerised measurement systems;
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Be able to describe the principal components and applications of modern chromatographic techniques;
LO2 Have the ability to set up and perform separations of simple organic and biological molecules, using both HPLC and GC;
LO3 Utilise diagnostic skills in order to carry out basic trouble-shooting of a chromatographic system;
LO4 Design a computerised measurement system to correctly capture, analyse, and display a scientific signal.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment CA quizzes, on-line activities and in-class exam will form the continuous assessment element of this module. 1,2,3,4 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 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 Theory delivery. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Solute identification, Interpretation of chromatograms (calculation of retention time, peak height and peak area), calculation of concentration and amount, Trouble-shooting in GC and HPLC. Identification of noise sources. Calculation of Nyquist limit, digital signal resolution, dynamic range. Classification of sensor types. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning CA and exam preparation, case study work, problem solving 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • S Higson, Analytical chemistry, Oxford University press [ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-19-850289-0]
  • Douglas A. Skoog, F., Principles of Instrumental Analysis [ISBN: 130557721]
  • Daniel C. Harris 2015, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, WH Freeman [ISBN: 131915414X]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Douglas A. Skoog, F. James Holler, Timothy A. Nieman 1998, Principles of instrumental analysis, Brooks/Cole United States [ISBN: ISBN: 0030020786]
  • F. Settle, B. Lamp, D. McCurdy 2012, Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • John G. Webster 1998, The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook, CRC Press
  • Sabrie Soloman 2009, Sensors and Control Systems in Manufacturing, 2 Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 007160572X]
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_SABIO_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 3 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 3 Mandatory
TA_SBIOL_C Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biology 3 Mandatory