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Undergraduate Course Details
Number CHE 420
Title Instrumental Analysis for Clinical Chemists
Credits 4.0
Distribution Q
Prerequisites CHE321 and PHS212A or PHS222


This course will involve a study of the instrumentation, theoretical aspects and the application of physiochemical principles for the solution of analytical problems in the area of clinical chemistry. Ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence, nephalometry and turbidimetry, flame photometry, atomic absorption spectroscopy, ion exchange, gas, liquid, and thin layer chromatographics, specific ion potentiometry, radiochemical methods, and kinetic methods of analysis will be discussed. The laboratory will involve detailed investigation of important clinical, analytical problems utilizing the above-listed techniques. Three lecture hours, one two-hour laboratory discussion and one two-hour laboratory period per week.