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Intro­duc­tion to UV Vis NIR Appli­ca­tions – Lab Tech­nol­o­gy (Lev­el 3) — Part-time

Course outline

In response to growing demand for specific training in this area, this new free course is now available for those working in the biotech sector.

If you are a lab technician or currently in training, this course will introduce you to the very latest UV VIS NIR machinery which can be used in across a number of different applications and settings.

You could be working within the food manufacturing, food science, drug testing, forensics, veterinary and medical labs, cosmetics or agriculture.

In this course you will gain practical experience of working with this machine, specifically covering:

  • Kinetic studies: Investigating rates of reaction such as enzyme catalysed reactions by measuring absorbance over time.
  • The measurement of photometric changes over time at a specific wavelength.
  • Quantification of DNA, RNA and protein concentrations. This could be used for a number of biological applications.
  • Photometric measurement of samples at a single wavelength and up to eight wavelengths.
  • Wavelength scanning of a single sample. This could be used for spectroscopic analysis of a sample eg. Spectroscopic analysis of transition metal complexes or spectroscopic analysis of plant pigments.
  • Quantification of samples by generating calibration curves.

The results of analyses can be downloaded as Excel files which can be analysed so you’ll gain real insight into how the machine is used in practice.

This brand new free course comes as a result of consultation with employers within the biomedical and biotech sectors. Thanks to Government funding Nottingham College is able to offer this practical, yet in-depth introduction to this state of the art piece of kit that is so widely used within labs across the UK and beyond.

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Consent details

College Certificate

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You must be an experienced lab technician and looking for new skills to improve your position at work or help you enter the workplace.