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Course Code:
DC162
Title:
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College:
DCU
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Chemical, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
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The focus of this course is on the application of chemistry to industry, especially in the pharmaceutical sector.

In year 3, students specialise in a chemical option (environmental chemistry, new materials, or molecular modelling) or a pharmaceutical option (drug therapy, drug design, or applied pharmaceutical).



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Career positions including

  • process chemist
  • development chemist
  • research
  • chemist/scientist in sectors such as the pharmaceutical, plastics, food and drink, brewing, materials, environmental assessment, and veterinary industries.
 

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2013 Points

475

Change from 2012: 

5

History:

2012 - 470
2011 - 425
2010 - 380
2009 - 370
2008 - 360
2007 - 355
2006 - 350
2005 - 360
2004 - 350
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2002 - 365
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Essential Module Requirements:

Distinctions in 5 modules including 4 from the following modules:

  • C20011 or 5N2747
  • C20006 or 5N2746
  • C20048 or 5N1460
  • C20139 or 5N1833
  • C20033 or 5N2751

and a pass in C20139 or 5N1833


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