OPDAC: ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ANALYTICAL
CHEMISTRY: EDUCATIONAL TRAINING
The development of a computer based, distance learning, delivery
system has been a priority for Crawford Scientific over the
past few years, culminating in OPDAC: Online Professional Development
in Analytical Chemistry.
OPDAC courses have the same basic features and benefits:
- Superb 3D animations with script and voice over
- Tutor assistance
- Assessments - with guidance by the tutor
- Virtual laboratories
- E-notebook and study guide
- Easy to use
On completion of the course the participant will have had
a thorough grounding in the essential fundamentals of the technology.
LC-MS FOR THE CHROMATOGRAPHER
LC-MS is the fastest growing analytical technique available
today. Due to the sudden growth in this technique there is a
shortage of trained people available to run the installed systems.
There are many interactive parameters in the technique and while
results may be obtained with generic settings these are rarely
optimized. A better understanding of the chemistry and physico-chemistry
will lead to greater accuracy, selectivity, sensitivity, and
LC-MS for the Chromatographer trains and most importantly
educates people in the technique. The benefits to the analytical
laboratory will include having more personnel available that
can plan, implement and analyze experiments with greater competency,
troubleshoot instrument and chromatography problems. Additionally,
it trains personnel to contribute effectively to method development.
Such an increase in the understanding of LC-MS may directly
lead to higher numbers of 'right first time' determinations
and less instrument downtime.