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DT422
Pharmaceutical Healthcare

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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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4 Years
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The aim of the Pharmaceutical Healthcare programme is to produce graduates that are capable of making a significant contribution to the operation of the pharmaceutical industry. The primary objective is to give the graduate a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry in order to meet the current and anticipated technical needs of the industry.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Biology
  • Foundation Chemistry
  • Foundation Organic Chemistry
  • Communications & Industry Studies
  • Laboratory Techniques & Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety & Health Management
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Physics
  • Introductory Nutrition

Year Two

  • Biochemistry 1: Structure of Macromolecules & Biological function
  • Biochemistry 2: Metabolic pathways & regulation.
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Quality systems
  • Introduction to Instrumentation
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Process Technology

Year Three

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation & Manufacture
  • Drug Purification & Characterisation
  • Pharmaceutical Work Placement Incorporating Health & Safety Management
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Chemical Engineering

Year Four

  • Project/Dissertation
  • Research Project Management & Information Access
  • Process Analytical Technology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Biotechnology

Optional Modules

  • Nutraceutical Microbiology
  • Environmental Management & Sustainability
  • Drug Discovery & Synthesis
  • Bioprocessing
  • Immunology & Diagnostics


 
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:

5 Distinctions from the following modules:
C20006 or 5N2746
C20011 or 5N2747
D20022
C20139 or 5N1833
C20041 or 5N0737
C20024 or 5N5245
C20140 or 5N2006
C20048 or 5N1460
B20029 or 5N2066
D20127 or 5N5245
D20001 or 5N0749
C20033 or 5N2751
C20049 or 5N2528
D20165 or 5N1794

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The career opportunities are in the pharmaceutical and allied healthcare sectors. Ireland has one of the largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies in the world. In addition, a number of related industries in areas such as chemicals supply, clinical trials, sales etc. support this pharmaceutical presence. The graduate training is broad and allows access to all these high skills areas.



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