Course: Good Laboratory Practice

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Course title Good Laboratory Practice
Course code UECHI/C944
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Krejčová Anna, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Credibility of lab - quality management systems, concepts, current laws, Czech and European standards (EN ISO / IEC 17025) Quality Manual. Standard operating procedure. The sampling protocol. Report on the results. The basic structure, practical examples. Introduction to data analysis. Types of errors. Correctness, accuracy, consistency. Uncertainty - definition, components, process for estimating uncertainty practical calculations. Basic operations and analytical uncertainties, examples of calculations. Measures of location, dispersion and shape. Point and interval estimates. Practical examples from chemical laboratories. Hypothesis testing. Practical examples from chemical laboratories. Analysis of variance. Practical examples from chemical laboratories. Linear regression. Practical examples from chemical laboratories. The selection of optimal methods - evaluation factors considered. Validation of analytical methods, data, software, practical examples. Quality, security, management and auditing. The quality system documentation. Control charts.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Skills training
Learning outcomes
Make studenty familiar with the documents filed in laboratory working in one of the quality management systems. Provide students with simple statistical procedures on a computer to analyze experimental one-dimensional data and learn to work with software tools (Excel, Effivalidation). Teach students how to apply statistical tools in routine laboratory practice when handling chemical data.
After completing the course, students are able to orientate in the current system to ensure data quality and gain practical skills that are necessary for specialists ensuring quality control in chemical laboratories and institutions in the field of environmental protection. They are qualified to prepare the laboratory documentation. After passing the course, student are able to simply evaluate one-dimensional laboratory data, estimate uncertainties, parameters of location, dispersion and shape, to test the accuracy and consistency, and find outlier values, to extracted from the data the maximum amount of useful information. Students can work with analysis of variance and linear regression. They can apply the statistical resources in laboratory practice to solve common operational tasks, such as validation of methods.
Prerequisites
Basic PC skills are required. There are no special requirements for students or the assumptions on the prior knowledge of statistics and mathematics. Students should be familiar with using a computer and basic software (eg Microsoft Office), and when working with text and graphs.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Student performance assessment

The final exam has written and oral part, the term essay is included.
Recommended literature
  • Operační manuál programu Effichem verze 3.
  • Platné české právní předpisy a normy.
  • Crosby, N. T., Prichard, F. E. Quality in the Analytical Laboratory.
  • Crosby,  N. T., Prichard,  F. E. Quality in the Analytical Laboratory. Chichester, 1995.
  • Mestek, O., Nondek, L. Zásady správného odběru vzorků pro analýzu životního prostředí. Praha, 1995.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2016) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemical Engineering (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2016) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2013) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2013) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemical Engineering (2013) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2015) Ecology and environmental protection 1 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Economy and Management of Chemical and Food Industry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Chemical Engineering (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates - Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Environment Protection (2015) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter