BCM 230 Course Information - Fall 2016


This course covers the principles of acquiring and processing NMR and MRI data. It consists of two parts:
1) A one hour/week lecture, worth 1 unit of credit (S/U grading).
2) An optional 2.5 hours/week lab, designed to equip the student to be an independent operator of NMR/MRI instruments. The lab is not for credit, and requires a fee (see below).
The lecture does not have to be taken for credit, and the lecture can be attended without participating in the accompanying lab portion of the course. Those wishing to take the lab, however, must attend the lectures.


One hour lecture and 2.5 hours lab once per week. The lectures will include both theory of NMR/MRI and practical considerations for instrument use. A topical outline of the lectures is available for viewing.
The lab sections will be (hopefully) 3-4 people in size and will consist of hands-on instrument training. The goal of the lab portion is to train the student to be an independent operator of the UC Davis NMR Facility spectrometers/imagers for their research.
(Those interested can attend the lectures only, and receive course credit if they so desire). 


Equivalent of UCD Chem 107A-B and Physics 5A-C or 9A-C, or consent of instructor. Please email jhwalton@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions. 


Wednesdays for 10 weeks during Fall quarter. The class will meet from 2:10 PM – 3pm for lecture. Lab sections will be held at an agreed upon time. The first class meeting of Fall Quarter is Wed., September 21


Lecture will meet in Room 2133 of Tupper Hall. Labs will meet at the NMR spectrometers: Rooms 18, 19, and 25 of MS1-D. Your lab assignment will be given after the first lecture. See map for lab and office locations.


Lecture notes and PowerPoint presentations (in pdf format) may be  downloaded.


The lab portion of the course has a fee of $330, which should be recharged from a grant or departmental account (personal checks made out to the UC Regents are accepted but not preferred). 


To take the lecture portion of the course for credit, follow normal class enrollment procedures through the University. The lecture portion of the course is listed as BCM 230 in the Fall 2016 class schedule. Contact Jeff Walton jhwalton@ucdavis.edu for the CRN. 

Whether you are taking the course for credit or not, everyone must email their name and email address to jhwalton@ucdavis.edu to ensure enrollment.