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761359A Spectroscopic methods, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 761359A  Validity 01.08.2009 -
Name Spectroscopic methods  Abbreviation Spectroscopic m 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3251 Physics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Physics 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



Every second year (odd year), spring term

Learning outcomes 

After completion, student knows the principles of various spectroscopic methods and what kind of physical/biophysical phenomena can be studied and what kind of information can be obtained with these methods.


Basic principles of infrared, mass and NMR spectroscopy and X-ray analytics are introduced

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 46 h, exercises 24 h, self-study 63 h

Target group 

Compulsory for students in biophysics. Recommended for students directing at some of the lines in atomic, molecular and materials physics. Also for the other students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

No specific prerequisites

Recommended optional programme components 

No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously

Recommended or required reading 

Partly distributed through net, and partly as paper copies during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Two written examinations or one final examination.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

Person responsible 

Ville-Veikko Telkki, Seppo Alanko, Lauri Hautala

Working life cooperation 

No work placement period


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Spectroscopic methods  Course  Ville-Veikko Telkki  05.01.21 -04.03.21

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Spectroscopic methods copy, 1 retake exam  Exam  Ville-Veikko Telkki  18.03.21