KJM-FRM9055 – Bioanalytical Chemistry II: Advanced Separation Methods
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.
KJM-FRM9055 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).
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.
Recommended previous 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 (discontinued) and FRM3030 – Use of Drugs, Part III (for pharmacy students), as well as FRM-KJM9050 – Bioanalytical Chemistry I: Advanced Separation Methods and Bioanalysis.
- 10 credits overlap with KJM-FRM5055 – Bioanalytical Chemistry II: Advanced Separation Methods.
- 5 credits overlap with KJM5460 – Analytical chemistry. Separation methods II (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with KJM9460 – Analytical Chemistry, Separation Methods II (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with FRM5310 – Biomedical analysis (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with FRM9310 – Biomedical analysis (discontinued).
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.
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.
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 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.
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: