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About the Course

The course introduces the three key spectroscopic methods used by chemists and biochemists to analyse the molecular and electronic structure of atoms and molecules. These are UV/Visible , Infra-red (IR) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopies. The content is presented using short focussed and interactive screencast presentations accompanied by formative quizzes to probe understanding of the key concepts presented. Numerous exercises are provided to facilitate mastery of each topic. A unique virtual spectroscopic laboratory is made available to enable students to measure and analyse spectra online. Assessment is via summative quizzes completed during the course period....

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Oct 14, 2020

This course helped me to further understand the principle behinds the 3 main spectroscopic techniques: UV/VIS, IR and NMR which is very beneficial for my future career working in a lab environment.


Sep 9, 2020

Muy bien todo y super completo, ayuda aun mas en esta situación de cuarentena porque facilita la información y es una nueva manera de aprender que esta muy bien fundamentada y muy bien organizada

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By Gamaralalage E D J

Jan 14, 2021

I learned basic theories of spectroscopy instruments from the very basic level of the chemistry and analysis of those spectrums. In addition, the operation of UV, IR and NMR. this is good platform to learn beginners for the spectroscopy and molecular structure identification


Jul 22, 2020

Permite conocer los fundamentos básicos necesarios para la comprensión de tres espectroscopías esenciales para ciencias. Además los conocimientos adquiridos se pueden utilizar y evaluar adecuadamente por medio de las tareas. Adicionalmente, excelente explicación del profesor

By Dr. A S R

May 18, 2020

At week four, quiz bit no. 29, answer is D, i.e., fourth option. but It is said that incorrect. I am hereby requesting the Sir Patrick to correct it if I did do mistake. confirm once and do it. But teaching and problem solving skills are very good. Thank you sir.

By Aminu M

Jun 9, 2020

Well, I would say a very thank you to first of all the person who introduced me to Coursera Hauwa Yahaya Umar. I can vividly say, joining this wonderful organization was one of the biggest thing that happened to my life. The programme is both tough and flexible.

By Sam M

Dec 4, 2020

Fascinatingly interesting! The course is exceptionally well explained and really goes into detail about how some of these techniques and functions work. Well put together and engaging. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in analytical chemistry methods!

By Daniel J W

Jan 17, 2021

This course is extremely informative and gives invaluable insight for UV/Vis, IR, and NMR spectroscopy.

This course is a "must" for everyone who wishes to learn more about Molecular Spectroscopy.

The professor is highly knowledgeable and very easy to listen to.

By Dat N T

Mar 7, 2021

This course provided me essential knowledge related to Spectroscopy. Through the course, I have been aware of the fundamental and experimental information of UV-Vis, NMR as well as IR. This knowledge would access me to practical tasks in the lab.

By Shivangi V

Oct 13, 2020

This course was really helpful for me as i am a chemistry student, i liked the laboratory sessions the most and the assignments were really great as some questions required other materials to refer which helped in understanding concepts better!

By Nagesh B K B ( R - R

Jun 29, 2020

This is a very good course to refresh the Spectroscopy. It includes basics of IR, UV, NMR spectroscopies. Various calculations and reasoning questions in weekly quiz, helps to recollect the learnt topics. Overall a very good structured course.

By Hazel P D

Jun 5, 2020

This course is really good especially the spectra tests at the end of each week. Also the youtube videos suggested help a lot for better understanding. It is a short informative course which can help you understand IR, UV and NMR really well.

By dilara m

Nov 9, 2021

​it was clear to understand and the base information is given to understand how they work deeply. i find helpfull every second of it. although i took spectroscopy beforehand i never understood the details and reasonings behind it. thanks.

By Anshuman P

Sep 14, 2020

very good course, very easy to understand, presentation and study materials are excellent. Though I am a agriculture sciences student i had not faced any difficulties to understand the study materials. And the topic is very interesting.

By Linsha K

Nov 12, 2020

It was really a wonderful course which made us familiar with the spectroscopic machines as if we are learning by doing in the lab...Really awesome experience..Also the timely quizzes helped to concrete the basics....Thank you so much..

By Jayaraam R

May 23, 2020

Excellent content. Gave me a clear understanding of the principles involved in spectroscopy. The workshop questions were interesting to do using the spectra. The assignment questions were of a good level. Overall, excellent course.

By Khansa G

Mar 22, 2021

Loved the course, very beneficial to revise the principle behind the spectroscopy techniques. Also as a biochemistry student, it was helpful not only in studies but also will be helpful in my future career working in a laboratory.

By Dr M K

Jul 31, 2020

I am an Analytical Chemist. I obtained a Ph.D. from IIT Madras India. After 30 years, again I checked my basic concepts. I am very happy to admit that still, I'm learning every time even after 37 Years of Teaching Experience.

By Nitisha M

May 14, 2020

It was a good experience to learn online. This course has increased my knowledge and understanding in the field of spectroscopy. I hope I will be able to grab the new opportunities with the help of this thoughtful course.

By Sai N

Aug 31, 2020

The demos of different kinds of spectroscopies at the end of each week and the quizzes related to that really made it fascinating! the info is just perfectly put together, 4 weeks and you have all the concepts clear.

By Daniel E

Mar 9, 2022

I learned a lot about the physics behind spectroscopy. The lectures were easy to follow and understand and the notes were detailed. I definitely recommend this course for chemistry-related majors.

By miguel a M

Sep 10, 2020

Muy bien todo y super completo, ayuda aun mas en esta situación de cuarentena porque facilita la información y es una nueva manera de aprender que esta muy bien fundamentada y muy bien organizada

By Nikhil

Jul 6, 2021

You will enjoy this course very much even if you haven't studied it in your Grad school. The explanations are very easy to understand. Although it's a short course but it is quite informative.

By Muhamad A B A B

Jul 25, 2020

Very informative course that helps beginner learner to understand theory behind three different types of spectroscopy and how to 'read' the spectra. It has challenging quizzes.

By Taposi C

Jul 8, 2020

UV and IR topic was nicely explained. It was a nice experience to join the Course . NMR topic was very good . If another course solely for NMR can be made then it will be nice.

By Luis C M M

May 18, 2020

Such a nice approach is given through this course. There's balance between videos, practices,and quizzes to make sure you get to know what you are dealing with spectroscopy.

By Mora L C G

May 27, 2021

Un curso bastante interesante, vale la pena tomarlo si estás interesado en el área de análisis instrumental en la identificación de compuestos químicos. Excelente curso :)