Short Title:Measurement & Calibration Science
Full Title:Measurement & Calibration Science
Module Code:CASC H2001
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Pharmacy
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:KEVIN M NOLAN
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with a basic knowledge of the principles of measurement science; as well as information required to understand and operate within a maintenance and calibration system.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the fundamental quantities and their associated SI units
LO2 Express measurements using scientific notation and scientific units.
LO3 Explain the fundamental principles of mechanics, properties of matter, heat and temperature, and electricity.
LO4 Understand the objectives and importance of calibration in Quality Assurance.
LO5 Understand Traceability, Accuracy, Repeatability, Precision, and Uncertainty.
LO6 Appreciate the link between product specification, instrument accuracy and calibration.
LO7 Discriminate between calibrated and non calibrated equipment.
LO8 Write a calibration procedure and carry out a calibration of a simple item of equipment.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Writen Assignment 4,5,6,7 15.00 Week 7
Continuous Assessment CA Test 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 20.00 Week 9
Laboratory Labortory session to calibrate a Pipette and a pH Meter 7,8 15.00 Week 13
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 1.50 Every Week 1.50
Laboratories Laboratory 1.50 Week 14 0.11
Total Weekly Learner Workload 1.61
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.61

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Morris, A 1997, Measurement and calibration requirements for quality assurance to ISO9000
  • 2007, Principles of instrumental analysis, Thomson Brooks/Cole Belmont, CA [ISBN: 978-0495125709]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SGMPT_C Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology 3 Mandatory