Course detail

Laboratory Classes in Coloids

FCH-MCO_KOL_PAcad. year: 2017/2018

Practical training - preparation, properties and applications of colloids - based on the projects prepared and realized by student teams (max. 4 members).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Practical experience in preparation and characterization of colloid systems.


Basic course in physical chemistry, applied colloid chemistry.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Domin D.S.: A Review of Laboratory Instruction Styles. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76(4), 543. (CS)
Tsaparlis G., Gorezi M.: Addition of a Project-Based Component to a Conventional Expository Physical Chemistry Laboratory. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84(4), 668. (CS)
další literatura dle zvolené náplně projektu

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Laboratory exercise - 3 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Evaluation is based on the written report on the realized exercises, selected project, its results and achievements and on active participation in the final presentation (workshop). Additionally, evaluation includes also student activity during tuitions.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction - team creating, instructions and suggestions for project topics.
2.-4. Selection of porject topic, appointing of tutor, introductory exercises.
3.-7. Experimental project proposal, consultation with tutor.
8.-11. Experimental work, consultation with tutor.
12. Final report, preparing presentation for workshop.
13. Workshop.


Practical experience in applied colloid chemistry, applications of colloid systems and team work.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation in laboratory exercises, project realization and tuition, oral presentation.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPCP_SCH Master's

    branch NPCO_SCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NKCP_SCH Master's

    branch NKCO_SCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer