KJM-FRM5055 – Bioanalytical Chemistry II: Advanced Separation Methods

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Course content

KJM-FRM5055 is focused on advanced methods for determination of  organic compounds in various matrices such as biological fluids (e.g. serum, urine, cell cultures) and environmental samples (e.g. surface water).

Learning outcome

After completing this course:

  • you are familiar with advanced techniques for sample preparation (both off-line and on-line)
  • you have extensive knowledge of gas chromatography and GC-MS
  • you have extensive knowledge of supercritical fluid chromatography
  • you have extensive knowledge of electrophoresis techniques
  • you have cutting edge knowledge about the the field of liquid chromatography (including new separation columns)
  • you can familiarize yourself with scientific literature in the field and communicate your knowledge to scientific peers (symposium/conference level)


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

We strongly recommend a background in physical chemistry corresponding to KJM2400 – Analytical Chemistry I and KJM3400 – Analytical Chemistry II - Separation Methods (for chemistry students), or FRM2010 – Quality Control of Pharmaceutical ingredients and FRM3030 – Use of Drugs, Part III (for pharmacy students), as well as FRM-KJM5050 – Bioanalytical Chemistry I: Advanced Separation Methods and Bioanalysis.


Around 40 hours of lectures and approximately 15 hours of colloquia will be given intensively over a period of 11 days. It is mandatory to attend the colloquia, which will focus on development of new analytical Methods.

Together with a fellow student (or alone if you prefer), you will present a recent scientific article that will be handed out on the course. The presentation has to be approved before you can attend the final exam.


Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


Final exam Counts 100 %. Depending on the number of students, the final exam will either be a 4 hours long written exam or a 45 minutes long oral exam.

In order to attend the exam, you must have been present at at least 75 % of the colloquia, and your presentation must be approved.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every autumn

Teaching may be cancelled if fewer than 5 students apply for the course.

The course is not given Autumn 2018


Every autumn

Exam is not given Autumn 2018.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)