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TA311
Bioanalysis

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This programme aims to build upon the strengths and learning you gain from your Higher Certificate in Science (Applied Biology) studies. Students may opt to take a year out of college between their Higher Certificate and their BSc studies.

Our principle objective is to provide a degree programme which clearly addresses the educational development needs of students and enables them to meet current and future needs of employers in the area of bioanalytical science. Bioanalytical science is the application of biological sciences to the study and analysis of biological samples allowing the detection of trace amounts of biological molecules, microorganisms, and chemicals that might be present in or contaminating a biological, environmental, or industrial sample. Bioanylitical techniques have widespread application in industry, public service laboratories, forensic analysis, the food industry and beyond. 

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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science

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CASLT/5M3807 – C20139 or 5N1833 or LCE Maths
CASFX/5M5267 - C20139 or 5N1833 or LCE Maths and eitherC20006 or 5N2746 or C20048 or 5N1460

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The career options available to graduates of this programme are many and varied. Graduates have found very good employment in a variety of industries ranging from biotechnology, to food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, hospitals and public service laboratories while others have diversified into technical sales and marketing. Positions held by them include quality control/assurance analysts, production operative/supervisor, technicians, and research assistants.

The programme prepares students for work in a laboratory environment where analytical tests and research are undertaken. In the follow-on Honours Bachelor Degree programme in Bioanalytical science students develop their skills in the laboratory and deepen their conceptual knowledge of key issues in the bioanalytical area.

Graduates have found very good employment in a variety of industries ranging from biotechnology, to food, pharmaceutical, healthcare, hospitals and public service laboratories while others have diversified into technical sales and marketing. Positions held by them include quality control/assurance analysts, production operative/supervisor, technicians, and research assistants.

Preparation for a management role in a bioanalytical laboratory will require students to be familiar with all issues related to laboratory audit, maintenance and development. Their career prospects are excellent.



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