Objectives and competences

 

The main aim of the Master's in Applied Chromatographic Techniques is to train students in one of the most widely used techniques in industry and research in numerous fields of application. Students will develop their knowledge of chromatographic techniques in general and when coupled with mass spectrometry, a technique now essential in most analytical laboratories.

Specific competences

  • ► Be familiar with chromatographic techniques and monitor current trends in the use of these techniques in analysis laboratories.
  • ► Analyse the use of gas chromatography in current environments in both research and industry.
  • ► Analyse the use of liquid chromatography in current environments in both research and industry.
  • ► Evaluate the use of capillary electrophoresis both in research and in specific methodologies and resources.
  • ► Be familiar with mass spectrometry and know how to properly apply advanced coupling techniques.
  • ► Plan and design current sample treatment techniques for laboratories responsible for analysing food, clinical and environmental samples.
  • ► Verify the quality management systems currently used in laboratories.
  • ► Identify and understand laboratory accreditation and certification procedures.
  • ► Find real and effective solutions to a range of analytical problems using chromatographic techniques, especially for highly complex samples.
  • ► Be familiar with the characteristics of genetic markers of forensic interest (STRs and the polymorphisms of mitochondrial DNA).
  • ► Take decisions to solve instrumental problems in relation to chromatographic techniques.

Objectives