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How can we unravel the use of doping in sports, markers of disease in a blood sample, or quality control the content of a pharmaceutical product? For this, we need analytical chemistry.

The course introduces the basic concepts of quantitative analysis, quality assurance of measurement data and measuring equipment, statistical processing of measurement data, sampling and sample processing, and practical training in instrumental analysis methods. The course is based on analytical problems from inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. The course is suitable for anyone with a sufficient background in chemistry, who wants an introduction to modern analysis techniques.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you can:

  • plan and carry out your own work in the laboratory and work according to the HSE regulations
  • use statistical methods and are able to assure quality data in completed analyses
  • describe modern techniques and instruments used in analysis
  • carry out titrations, analyzes based on molecular, atomic absorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography, and liquid chromatography

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

Late registration is manual: If you did not apply for the course in time for main registration, you have to contact the student administration at the Department of Chemistry for late registration.

Special admission requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Approved laboratory course in KJM1101 – Generell kjemi and laboratory course in KJM1111 – Organic Chemistry I, or similar courses. For safety reasons, these requirements are absolute and can not be waived for students with 120 credits or more.

The following courses must be passed before the first compulsory laboratory training in KJM2400:

KJM1101 – Generell kjemi and KJM1111 – Organic Chemistry I, or similar courses.

Overlapping courses


The course duration is one semester, and the teaching consists of:

  • 36 hours of lectures
  • a mandatory laboratory course of 40 hours (6 exercises)
  • approx. 6 hours of exam preparation seminars.

The laboratory course must be approved before you can sit for the final exam.

A completed and approved laboratory course is valid for six semesters beyond the semester it was approved. After this period, you must complete the laboratory course again, before you can sit the final exam.

You must be able to show documentation that you have passed the HSE courses on the first lab exercise.

It is mandatory to attend the first lecture (including students on the waiting list). If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must notify the Department of Chemistry before the start of the lecture, otherwise your course registration will be cancelled.

Attendance at the laboratory course is mandatory. If you are prevented from meeting, you have to show documentation that you were legally absent (medical note from a doctor or similar).

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.

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), which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

This course has mandatory exercises that must be approved before you can take the final exam.

Examination support material

Calculator and one formula sheet enclosed with the exam paper. The calculator must fulfill the requirements specified by The Department of Mathematics (only in Norwegian).

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

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.

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) July 5, 2022 3:24:59 PM

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