This subject deals with quantifying substances in different types of samples at trace levels. The most common methodologies will be presented, along with their usual problems, difficulties and limitations when applying them. Major emphasis will be placed on how to plan and execute the different stages of the so-called ‘analytical process’. Options to automate several working steps will be discussed. Finally, some basic tools to treat the final data sets will be studied. This is termed chemometrics and it deals with experimental design and optimization of an analytical procedure, calibration and multivariate analyses of the data (including data mining).
1. Modifications to the contents
No changes will be done
*Teaching methodologies that are maintained
*Teaching methodologies that are modified
Laboratory practices: It will not be possible to perform them at the Faculty and, therefore, they will be substituted by a practical case-study schedulled by the teachers to groups of students. A written report has to be delivered by each student and by each group of students.
3. Mechanisms for personalized attention to students
- e-mail: Daily, to make answers, ask for some virtual meetting to solve doubts and monitor the case-study.
– Moodle: Daily, according to the needs of the students. It contains thematic forums to make questions.
– Teams: weekly, to advance in the theoretical contents and seminars, at the hours schedulled previously at the Faculty. One or two weekly sesions (according to the needs of the students) in small groups (< 6 persons), to monitor the progress and elaboration of the report, to prepare the presentations of the readings, numerical exercises and the study of the case-study.
4. Modifications in the evaluation
- Solving a case-study (to substitute the laboratory practices), with the same ratio of qualification. Aspects to be considered will be: suitability of the methodological approach, details and clarity of the reports, and critical discussions related to the case-study.
- The other methodologies will be maintained. The Mixed Test will be done virtually (via Moodle and/or Teams), in both the first and second opportunity.
The same applies to part-time students, formally recognized according to the "NORMA QUE REGULA O RÉXIME DE DEDICACIÓN AL ESTUDIO DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE GRADO EN LA UDC (Arts. 2.3; 3.b e 4.5) (29/5/212).
5. Modifications to the bibliography or webgraphy
No changes. All materials will be in digital format in Moodle.
(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.