The course comprise of two parts, one theoretical and one practical. The theoretical part, which corresponds to five credits, starts with an overview of the analytical techniques used in pharmaceutical analytical chemistry (gas, liquid, ion and gel chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and detection techniques such as mass-and NMR spectroscopy) and theoretical background of chromatography and separation. The course then focuses on liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and how this method is used in various applications such as process control, analysis of patient samples and in the development of new drugs. It also includes methods development, quality assurance and GLP (Good Laboratory Practice). In the practical part, which corresponds to 2.5 credits, basic chromatographic exercises is included as well as liquid chromatographic method development for analysis of pharmaceuticals, sample preparation, the study of metabolites, etc.
The course is given in english if foreign students participate.
This course contains occasions that are included in a degree programme at Umeå university and applies only to those of you who are admitted to the programme. You will recieve information about application times and what applies to you from your institution.