Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student will be able to
1. deduce measurements uncertainties, and use of some statistical methods in treatment of measurement results
2. describe the current status of analytical quality systems and general analytical regulations by authorities and scientific community
3. perform validation processes
4. understand and manage the time scale of different patenting routes
5. write simple patent application drafts

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.01.2019 - 22.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Sakari Kulmala

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sakari Kulmala

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Will be later lectured only on uneven years, i.e, 2021 and then 2023.  Metrology, measurement uncertainty, statistical methods in treatment of measurement results, current quality systems of analytical chemistry, validation processes and patenting analytical methods and instruments.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, excercises, homework and class-room problems and final examination

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 26 h
    Excercises 40 h
    Independent homework 40 h
    Exam 3 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    As agreed