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.
- ► 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.
- 1. Understand and apply the latest trends in chromatographic and mass spectrometry techniques in one's own lines of research and in the methodologies, resources and problems addressed in other scientific and technical fields.
- 2. Take knowledge-based decisions to organize, plan and develop analytical methods based on chromatographic techniques and solve analytical problems in numerous fields, including industry, food analysis and the environment.
- 3. Analyse and assess the importance of quality management in scientific environments in both industry and analytical laboratories, mainly from a practical perspective.