Awards
Ordinary Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_SASCI_D
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:7
Embedded Award:No
 
Programme Credits:180
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Science
CAO Code:
  1. TA311
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)BIOANALYSIS: On completion of the course the student will be able to: Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the theory of, and the practical methodology applicable to, Bioanalytical techniques; Understand and utilize the concepts of statistics and validation in Bioanalysis; Select and interpret current literature in the design of a Bioanalytical project; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: At the end of this programme the student will have achieved a broad knowledge of chemical analysis, synthesis and characterisation of compounds and the applied areas such as materials and environmental chemistry.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)BIOANALYSIS: On completion of the course the student will be able to: Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of Bioanalysis ( bio-instrumentation, biochemical analysis, microbiology and molecular biology; Apply current methodology in Bioanalysis; Validate Bioanalytical processes; Be conversant with current and emerging knowledge and techniques in Bioanalysis; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: At the end of this programme the student will be able to: Statistical evaluation to analytical results; Principles and procedures used in chemical analysis and the characterisation of chemical compounds; The elucidation of reaction mechanisms in both organic and inorganic chemistry and decipher the 3-dimensional nature of molecular structures; Formulation & implementation of a strategy for recognition and treatment of contaminated systems; Validation systems and regulatory requirements; Major Bonding theories and coordination chemistry to systems; Mechanical, thermal, chemical and microscopic (optical and electron) techniques to the identification and characterisation of materials; The relationship between bulk properties and the properties of individual atoms and molecules; Kinetics of chemical change; the mechanistic interpretation of chemical reactions; Critically evaluate the effect of the 3-dimensional properties of chemicals on industrial applications; Have an awareness of the practical limitations associated with working in a highly regulated laboratory environment; Recognise the limitations of individual analytical techniques for characterisation of chemical compounds and materials; Integrate specific analytical techniques for structural elucidation / characterisation of compounds; Known where to locate and employ the most recent regulatory documentation; Apply statistical evaluation to chemical analysis; Apply the principles and procedures used in chemical analysis for quantitative determination; Implement safety & regulatory procedures in the laboratory and environmental context.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)BIOANALYSIS: On completion of the course the student will be able to: Apply skills related to the operation of chromatographic and spectroscopic systems; Use techniques relevant to industry, medicine and research in the area of Bioanalytical Science; Design, execute and report on a statistical project; Work effectively individually or with others in a goal orientated mode; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Skills in the safe handling of chemical materials, taking into account their physical and chemical properties, including any specific hazards associated with their use; Skills associated with standard laboratory procedures involved in synthetic and analytical work, in relation to both inorganic and organic systems; Skills in monitoring, by observation and measurement, of chemical properties, events or changes, and the systematic and reliable recording and documentation thereof; Ability to interpret data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in terms of their significance and the theory underlying them; Possess the skills to synthesise & purify simple multi-functional organic compounds. To characterise and check their purity, using chromatography, spectroscopy and physical properties; Know the spectroscopic methods used to characterise transition metal complexes; Be able to apply advanced methods of inorganic quantitative analysis; Have an understanding of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques; Have a basic understanding on the principles and application of interfaced analytical techniques; Have developed the skills necessary to quantitatively analyse environmental samples
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a) BIOANALYSIS: Skills in the safe handling of chemical completion of the course the student will be able to: Select and apply appropriate technology in the design and implementation of individual project work; Collect , analyze and present experimental data using appropriate tools; Recognize personal and technical limitations and consult with peers and academic supervisors as appropriate; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: At the end of this programme the student will possess: Competence in planning, design and execution of practical investigations, from the problem-recognition stage through to the evaluation and appraisal of results and findings; this to include the ability to select appropriate techniques and procedures; Experience in the proper selection and use of a variety of analytical techniques; Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to chemical analysis; Ability to apply statistical theory to a number of selected chemical areas; The experience in the demonstration and implementation of individual skills in the design and performance of a technically relevant project; Experience in working as part of a team in the development of standard operating procedures and their validation; A foundation of mathematics to support the Physical chemistry module.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a) BIOANALYSIS On completion of the course the student will be able to: Distinguish between the different applications of each generic Bioanalytical technique in Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology; Apply experimental design and analysis techniques in various situations; Apply laboratory techniques in the contexts of process investigation, trouble-shooting, validation and research; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: At the end of this programme the student will be able to: Apply statistical theory to a number of selected application areas within the field of chemical analysis; Synthesise & purify typical multi-functional organic compounds, identify, characterise and check purity, using chromatography, spectroscopy and physical properties; Apply advanced methods of inorganic and environmental quantitative analysis; Know quantitative methods by which atomic structure, spectroscopy, bonding & molecular structure can most accurately be calculated and explained; Demonstrate the ability to implement individual skills in the design and performance of a technically relevant project
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)BIOANALYSIS On completion of the course the student will be able to: Design and complete project work of a specified standard within given time constraints; Present and defend a body of Bioanalytical work; Share tasks and deliverables within a team context to meet shared goals; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: At the end of this programme the student will have: Undertake a piece of independent project based research work in which they will have designed the project plan with designated objectives, goals and milestones; Operated a code of safe laboratory practice within the practical elements of all modules; Taken responsibility for their laboratory work and presentation of results derived from group based practical work in all modules.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a) BIOANALYSIS: On completion of the course the student will be able to: Carry out a literature survey with minimal supervision; Extract and report information gained within a group context; Take corrective action on the basis of feedback in relation to written or practical work; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: At the end of this programme and in particular through the successful completion of the project module the students will be able to: Implement individual skills in the design and performance of a technically relevant project; Critically evaluate the research literature within a specific scientific area; Recognise and analyse novel problems and plan strategies for their solution through the application of their theoretical knowledge; Manage, design and adapt on an ongoing basis a project plan which will address the research needs of the project effectively; Attain a high level of understanding of safe laboratory practice and the assessment of the specific hazards of chemical substances and processes; Attain experience in time and resource management by interaction with fellow students, technical staff and peers for the advancement of their project work
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a) CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: Upon the successful completion of this programme the student will be able to: Present scientific material and arguments clearly and correctly, in writing and orally, to their peers (fellow students) and lecturers/supervisors. This is undertaken within the student project module; Understand the need for validation, work as part of a team in the development of standard operating procedures and their validation, and also to be capable of implementing safety & regulatory procedures in the laboratory and environmental context.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BIO H1001 Biology 1
CHEM H1001 Chemistry I
PHYS H1001 Physics 1
MATH H1040 Mathematics 1
CSKD H1000 Critical Skills Development
LSKI H1006 Laboratory Skills I

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
BIOL H1002 Biology 2
CHEM H1002 Chemistry 2
PHYS H1002 Physics 2
MATH H1041 Mathematics 2
LSKI H1007 Laboratory Skills II
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
CHMS H2001 Scientific Analysis 1: Chromatographic Techniques & Measurement Systems
STAT H2005 Statistics
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
MICR H2004 General Microbiology
BIOC H2040 Principles of Biochemistry
LSKI H1004 Laboratory Skills 3 for Bioanalysis
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
DRUG H2004 Drug Formulation
ORCH H2003 Organic Chemistry
LSKI H1005 Lab Skills III for HC in Applied Chemistry

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
SCAN H2003 Scientific Analysis 2
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
GENS H2001 Principles of Genetics
MICR H2005 Pharmaceutical Microbiology
BIOC H2005 Biochemistry
LSKI H2003 Laboratory skills 4 for Bioanalysis
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
PHCH H2002 Physical Chemistry 1
INOC H2002X Inorganic Chemistry 1
MANU H2041 API Process and Spectroscopy
LSKI H2004 Lab Skills IV for HC in Applied Chemistry
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
ANTE H3001 Analytical Techniques 1
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
GMPR H3040 Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Systems
MEMI H3001 Medical Microbiology
PHAR H3042 Applied Biotechnology
LSKI H3003 Laboratory skills 5
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
INOC H3002 Inorganic Chemistry
ORRE H3001 Organic Reactions and Mechanisms
MATH H2010 Mathematical Methods
LSKI H3007 Laboratory Skills 5 (Chemical Analysis)

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
ANTE H3002 Analytical Techniques 2
Group Elective 1
Module Code Module Title
PHAR H4001 Pharmacology
MICR H3005 Food Microbiology
DNAA H3002 DNA Analysis I
LSKI H3004 Laboratory Skills 6
Group Elective 2
Module Code Module Title
ORCH H3003 Organic Chemistry 3
PHCH H3003 Physical Chemistry 2
MATS H3003 Materials Science
LSKI H3008 Laboratory Skills 6