2 september 2024 t/m 2 februari 2025 -- open

This minor is also offered in Dutch: Instrumentele Analyse van Micro- en Macrocomponenten

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In this course on the Instrumental Analyses of Micro and Macro components, you will learn how to analyse components in biological samples using instrumental techniques. You will be introduced to the interfaces between organic and analytical chemistry and will carry out applied research in bioanalysis.


(this minor is also offered in Dutch: search for Instrumentele analyse van micro- en macrocomponenten)

The semester-long course focuses on 2 assignments. The first is synthesis of an aromatic component and analysis of products with analytical chemistry. The theme is the interface between organic and analytical chemistry. The second assignment is examining food products for elements and biomolecules. Quality and safety are central. You will work with HPLC, GC, GC-MS, AAS and electrochemical techniques.

The theoretical part of the course covers aromatic chemistry, instrumental analytical techniques and statistics. You apply the statistics to the research results of the assignments and you start working with method development and quality assurance. You also learn how to present the research results in a presentation and in an advisory report.


Analytical chemistry
Aromatic chemistry

Practical exercises

  • Nitration or bromination of an aromatic compound and analysis of it by GC-MS
  • Analysis of elements and secondary metabolites in a biological matrix (food) using AAS and HPLC. Application of statistical methods to the results.


You will work on these competence areas during the program:

  • Knowledge development
  • Knowledge application
  • Research planning
  • Effective collaboration
  • This minor is also a 2nd year course of the Bachelor of Chemistry at HAN.
  • First year of a Bachelor of Science completed.
  • MLO graduates with the appropriate basic chemistry knowledge in instrumental analysis.
  • Knowledge testing
  • Practical testing
  • Seminar participation
  • Presentation/Report

The semesters begin on 1 February and 1 September; classes may be planned from the Monday of that week.

Students are expected to be available Monday to Friday, 09.00 - 17.45; therefore part-time work or other courses during these times are incompatible with this minor.

Learning methods

  • Lectures and guest speakers
  • Workshops
  • Practical lessons
  • Seminars
  • Laboratory work

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