Short Title:Lab Skills III for HC in Applied Chemistry
Full Title:Lab Skills III for HC in Applied Chemistry
Module Code:LSKI H1005
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Chemistry
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:MARY DEASY
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to develop the student's practical skills in Drug Formulation, Organic chemistry, and Pharma Analysis as well as their scientific communication skills
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate competency in basic spectroscopic techniques
LO2 Carry out prescribed laboratory experiments and evaluate the accuracy and precision of the results obtained
LO3 Perform synthesis and characterisation of organic/bioorganic molecules and simple drug active compounds
LO4 Be able to purify and characterise organic/bioorganic compounds.
LO5 Compound a range of pharmaceutical dosage forms to include:semi solids (ointments and cremes),granulations, blending and tablets
LO6 Perform in process and final release testing experiments
LO7 Source, review and analyse scientific literature.
LO8 Prepare review documents, technical reports and give oral presentations.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Formulation laboratories require the student to submit batch worksheet for each dosage form to comply with GMP requirements. Answer a series of technical questions that impact on the quality of the product. Keep an accurate record of all activities 5,6 25.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Organic Chemistry - Assessment will be a combination of the following: recording of experimental data in lab notebooks or worksheets, written or practical exam, and simple molecular modelling exercises. 3,4 25.00 Every Week
Presentation Scientific Communications require preparation and delivery of oral presentation. Preparation of technical documents 7,8 25.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation Scientific Analysis 1 - Assessment will be a combination of the following: recording of experimental data in lab notebooks or worksheets, written or practical exam, and simple analytical exercises. 1,2 25.00 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

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


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Laboratory Practicals 8.00 Every Week 8.00
Independent Learning Time Familiarisation with the laboratory experiment prior to each lab session. Completion of laboratory practical reports, worksheets or computer-based assessments as required. Study for laboratory exams. 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 8.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Daniel C. Harris 1999, Quantitative chemical analysis, W.H. Freeman New York [ISBN: 0-7167-2881-8]
  • Douglas A. Skoog... [et al.] 2004, Fundamentals of analytical chemistry, Thomson-Brooks/Cole Belmont, CA [ISBN: 0-534-41797-3]
  • Stephane Caron 2012, Practical synthetic organic chemistry, Wiley [ISBN: 978-0-470-03733-1]
  • Vernon Booth 2002, Communicating in science: writing a scientific paper and speaking at scientific meetings, Cambridge University Press
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_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 3 Group Elective 2