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Course Title: Measurement Uncertainty - Intermediate Level
Categories: 1 - Analytical Metrology
2 - Chemometrics
3 - Data Analysis
4 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
5 - Statistics
6 - Validation
Instructor(s): Bernard King Course Number: 90
Affiliation: Consultant
Course Date: 03/08/2017 - Wednesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $575 ($775 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course will help delegates evaluate the measurement uncertainty (MU) 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 MU components such as the following:sample homogeneity, calibration, bias, and precision. this will be followed by consideration of precision based evaluations and when, and equally important, when not to use short-cuts. The use of MU in compliance decisions will also be discussed and the day will end with an overview of recent developments that delegates may wish to follow-up. Delegates will need to bring a calculator to undertake the simple statistical calculations required in the delegate exercises.

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 routine chemical measurements. It will be assumed that delegates have already attended the - Measurement Uncertainty - An Introduction - course, or have undertaken equivalent training.

Course Outline
Brief recap of basic principles and uses of MU;
Planning MU evaluation using cause and effect analysis;
Estimating MU associated with sample (in)homogeneity, calibration, bias, and precision;
Precision based short-cuts for evaluating MU;
Calculating the degrees of freedom;
Assessing compliance with limit values;
Overview of new developments, guides and techniques.
During the day there will be four delegate exercises.

Course Instructor's Biography
As a past Director at the The Laboratory of the Government Chemist in the UK and the National analytical Reference Laboratory in 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. During 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.