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Course Information
Course Title: Measurement Uncertainty - Part 2 - MU The Easy Way
Categories: 1 - Analytical Metrology
2 - Data Management
3 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
4 - Statistics
5 - Validation
Instructor(s): Bernard King Course Number: 83
Affiliation: Consultant
Course Date: 03/08/2016 - Tuesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $550 ($750 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course will help delegates evaluate, step by step, the MU for a variety of complex, multistep analytical procedures. Using a combination of presentations, worked examples, delegate exercises and discussion delegates will learn how to plan MU evaluations and evaluate and combine the MU components such as: sample homogeneity, calibration, bias, precision. This will be followed by consideration of precision based evaluation and when, and equally important, when not to use short-cuts. The benefits and uses of MU will be discussed, including the use of MU in compliance decisions. The day will end with an overview of recent developments and an introduction to additional guides and techniques that delegates may wish to follow-up.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at delegates who wish to extend their knowledge of MU to be able to evaluate the uncertainty associated with a range of complex chemical measurements. It is suitable for analysts and managers. It will be assumed that delegates have already attended Part 1 of the course, or have undertaken equivalent training.

Course Outline
Benefits and uses of MU;
Planning MU evaluation using cause and effect analysis;
Estimating MU associated with sample (in)homogeneity, calibration, bias and precision;
Short-cuts: precision based estimates;
Calculating the degrees of freedom;
Assessing compliance with limit values;
Overview of new developments and additional guides and techniques.
During the day there will be three delegate exercises.

Course Instructor's Biography
As a past Director at the Laboratory of the Government Chemist in the UK and the National Analytical Reference Laboratory of Australia, I have experience of a wide range of chemical analysis and laboratory management in the environment, food, forensic, industrial and medical sectors. I have also been extensively involved with international work associated with metrology and analytical quality. In recent years, as a semi-retired consultant I have provided training courses and consultancy in many parts of the world, covering measurement uncertainty, method validation, reference materials, accreditation and statistics.