HBIOT1013 - Chemical and Instrumental Analysis


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Quantitative chemical analysis, titration, electrochemistry including potentiometry and photometry
Optics; Light, waves and energy, wave optics, optical instruments
Electronics; general electrics, semiconductors, circuitry
Uncertainty in quantitative analyzes
Calibration of analysis

Learning outcome

The candidate has knowledge of
* chemical and physical principles that underlie key methods in chemical analysis such as acid / base titration, electrochemistry and photometry
* electromagnetic radiation and optical components
* instrumentation that is important for chemical analysis and medical laboratory technology
* simple circuits
* Sensitivity, uncertainty, accuracy and precision of analytical methods
* how to find calculation formulas for calculating concentrations from measurements.
The candidate:
* can explain and interpret results from electrochemical instruments
* be able to apply knowledge and make calculations on electromagnetic radiation and optical components and evaluate them
* Can perform calculations on simple circuits
* can work accurately with chemical techniques, especially in quantitative analysis
* can assess the sensitivity, uncertainty, accuracy and precision of analytical methods
* can find and apply calculation formulas which includes measurement data.
General competence
The candidate has insight into chemical theory and physical principles that are behind analytical methods used in laboratories, and can discuss the results obtained from such.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratorycourses, excercises and excercisehelp. Total workload for each student will be about 200 hours. There will be about 80 scheduled hours with lectures, laboratorycourses and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory course
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory requirements must be approved to be able to be elegible for the written exam. Permitted aids on the exam: Approved calculator:
HP30S, Citizen SR270, Citizen SR270X, Casio fx-82/83ES, Casio fx-82ES PLUS, MATH MI-633 DOT MATRIX DISPLAY, Texas BAII Plus, Casio fx-82-MS, Aurora Scientific Calculator fc582, Texas TI30XIIB/S og Casio fx-82 EX. Tabellen Aylward &Finley; SI Chemical Data, 7.utg. J.Wiley&Sons.
For applications for credits, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be evaluated individually. A reduction of credits (studiepoengsreduksjon) might apply if the candidate has passed exams in overlapping courses.
New / postponed exam: August

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biomedical Laboratory Science (BBIOING)

Required previous knowledge

This course is restricted and reserved for registered students at the Bachelor program in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, Trondheim.

Course materials

Electronic Version; Harvey, D.: Analytical Chemistry 2.0
Print Version; Harvey, D.: Analytical Chemistry ISBN 0-07-237547-7 McGraw-Hill Companies
Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, 8th 2019 ISBN 978-0-323-53044-6, Elsevier, St Louis. Older editions can be used.
Aylward & Finley; SI Chemical Data, 7.ed. J.Wiley&Sons
Course material in optics og electronics will be published at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HBIOA1006 7.5 01.09.2020
HBIO1001 5.0 01.09.2020
TKJE2003 5.0 01.09.2020
KJ2050 5.0 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Medical laboratory technology
  • Chemistry
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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