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DT299
Chemical Sciences with Medicinal Chemistry

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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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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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4 Years
Duration of course
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405

2014 Points

405

Change from 2013: 

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Points History:

2013 - 395
2012 - 390
2011 - 335
2010 - 335
2009 - New

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This course focuses on core chemistry topics in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry and incorporates analytical chemistry. The medicinal chemistry component is introduced at the first stage of the programme and built on at each subsequent stage.

At the second stage, chemical and pharmaceutical processes and technology are explored and are further develop at the final stage of the course.


 
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Graduates can anticipate working in the pharmaceutical industry facilitating the development of new and better medicines as well as the chemical (paints, dyes, adhesives, inks), and allied industries (food, beverages, medical devices, cosmetics, semiconductors). The skill-set developed provides the graduate with an excellent basis for working in a variety of areas including production support, quality control, technical services and research and development.



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