KJM-FRM9055 – Bioanalytical Chemistry II: Advanced Separation Methods

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

KJM-FRM9055 is focused on advanced methods for the 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 field of liquid chromatography (including new separation columns)
  • you can familiarize yourself with scientific literature in the field
  • you can compile your knowledge in the field in such a way that you can communicate it to less experienced students in a teaching situation (lecture level)

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

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 (discontinued) and FRM3030 – Use of Drugs, Part III (discontinued) (for pharmacy students), as well as FRM-KJM9050 – Bioanalytical Chemistry I: Advanced Separation Methods and Bioanalysis.

Overlapping courses


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 the development of new analytical methods. You must have participated in at least 75 % of the colloquia before you can sit the final exam.

You will also have to compile and give a lecture on a given topic. The background material will consist of two or more scientific articles. The lecture has to be approved before you can attend the final exam.


  • Final written exam (4 hours) or oral exam (45 minutes), which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

The form of examination (written or oral) depends on the number of students taking the course.

You must have participated in at least 75 % of the colloquia, and your presentation must be approved before you can sit the final exam.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: KJM-FRM5055 – Bioanalytical Chemistry II: Advanced Separation Methods

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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 pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 16, 2022 10:20:34 PM

Facts about this course


The teaching may be canceled if fewer than 5 students apply.

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)