University of Technology Sydney

91326 Analytical Biochemistry

6cp; 2hpw, lecture; 4h per fortnight, practical


This subject examines modern methods and technologies used in biochemical analysis emphasising the instrumentation, underlying principles, aims, strategies and current applications. The instrumental techniques covered include the spectroscopic methods, spectrophotometry, spectrofluorimetry, emission and absorption photometry, magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, proteomics, chromatography principles and practice (including gas chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography), electrophoresis, centrifugation and an introduction to radiochemistry and immunoassay methods, with, in all cases, applications to the analysis of biochemical samples (nucleic acids and proteins) in the biological, biomedical, forensic and/or environmental laboratory settings.

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Spring session, City campus

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