Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Laboratory Techniques
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 3 x 2 Hour Lectures
Workshop 1 x 4 Hour Workshop
Practical 10 x 4 Hour Practicals
Lecture 3 x 3 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory Practical Reports  x 6 following each of the practicals  60%
Semester Assessment Group Project Written Report  25%
Semester Assessment Group Project Oral Presentation  15%
Supplementary Assessment To be retaken when next offered  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

* evaluate the chemical principles behind instrumental analysis methods;

* to select an appropriate analytical instrument for a given analytical task, use the instrument safely and will be able to evaluate the limitations of the method;

* be aware of regulations and legislation on chemical safety;

* produce laboratory reports based on a variety of chemical techniques;

* prepare and deliver oral presentations on scientific results;

* work as a group


This module aims to provide training in the laboratory techniques used to determine the chemical composition of natural materials. The module aims to provide a thorough training in theory behind a range of instrumental chemical analysis methods. These will concentrate on inorganic methods. The module will be strongly practically based (which is reflected in the assessment) and will emphasise laboratory safety throughout.

Brief description

This module will provide training in the principles and methods of chemical analysis of natural materials. The module is practically-based and the assessment reflects this. The module will introduce the theory behind instrumental methods of chemical analysis and practical training in the application of these principles.


This module is at CQFW Level 5