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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 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.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

You are learning practical aspects of optimization of nmr-experiments while actually using real nmr-spectrometers. You are learning the basics of selecting acquisition- and processing-parameters.

The course gives an introduction in parameter differences in one- and two dimensional nmr-experiments, a first look into T1 and T2 relaxation (very superficially) and also an introduction to how computers, programs and storage places for data are connected and used at the University of Oslo NMR Center.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course:

  • you are able to prepare and execute nmr experiments with the nuclei 1H, 13C, 19F and 31P, and similarly for the experiments APT and DEPT
  • you can use the automation program ICONNMR as a helping tool for running a series of 2-dimentional NMR-experiments (COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC, HMBC, S-HSQC and S-HMBC) and also be able to perform simple solvent suppression experiments
  • you can process and understand the information content in two-dimensional NMR experiments
  • you are trained in setting up and running basic NMR experiments
  • you can apply the results coming out of NMR experiments in order to elucidate the exact atom by atom identity of new and unknown molecules

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.

KJM3000 – Applied Spectroscopy and KJM3200 – Organic Chemistry II

Overlapping courses


The teaching consists of the following:

  • Around 40 hours of practical training in NMR spectroscopy which must be completed over at 10 day period
  • 4 hours of lectures/theory Mandatory report followed by an oral presentation.
  • A 1 hour practical test on an NMR spectrometer needs to be passed before you can sit for the final exam. 

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


Two weeks into the course, a 1 hour practical test on a nmr spectrometer needs to be passed.   A written report followed by a recognized oral presentation

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

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

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) Oct. 25, 2020 9:16:59 PM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)