Honours Bachelor Degree
Programme Code: TA_SABIO_B
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
Language of Instruction:English
CAO Code:
CAO Code:This programme educates and trains the individual to a standard which makes them eligible to progress onto the BSc Honours programme at ITT in the area of Bioanalytical Science or an equivalent course.

Programme Outcomes

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

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)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.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)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.
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)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.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)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.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a) 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
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)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.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)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.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Appreciate the societal contribution and context of applied Bioanalytical Science; Recognize the national and international regulatory environment within which Bioanalysis operates.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

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

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

Module Code Module Title
CHMS H2001 Scientific Analysis 1: Chromatographic Techniques & Measurement Systems
STAT H2005 Statistics
BIOC H2040 Principles of Biochemistry
MICR H2004 General Microbiology
LSKI H1004 Laboratory Skills 3 for Bioanalysis

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
SCAN H2003 Scientific Analysis 2
GENS H2001 Principles of Genetics
MICR H2005 Pharmaceutical Microbiology
BIOC H2005 Biochemistry
LSKI H2003 Laboratory skills 4 for Bioanalysis

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
ANTE H3001 Analytical Techniques 1
MEMI H3001 Medical Microbiology
GMPR H3040 Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Systems
PHAR H3042 Applied Biotechnology
LSKI H3003 Laboratory skills 5

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
ANTE H3002 Analytical Techniques 2
PHAR H4001 Pharmacology
MICR H3005 Food Microbiology
DNAA H3002 DNA Analysis I
LSKI H3004 Laboratory Skills 6

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
BIOP H4045 Bioprocess Technology
STAT H4003 Industrial Statistics
BIOT H4001 Bioanalytical Techniques 1
SCCM H4001 Sci Comm and Student Proj 1
LSKI H4002 Laboratory Skills 7

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
DNAA H4000 DNA analysis II
BIOA H4002 Bioanalytical Techniques 2
IMMU H4001 Immunodiagnostics
CELL H4001 Advanced Biopharma and Cell Technology
SCCM H4003 Student Project Part 2