Short Title:Integrated Laboratory Techniques
Full Title:Integrated Laboratory Techniques
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PRAC H4009
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Science
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:MAEVE SCOTT
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to develop the practical skills of the student in Drug Synthesis, Bioprocess Technology, Validation, innovative emerging pharmaceutical technologies as well as their scientific and statistical research and reporting skills and project planning skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate fermenter design and control in order to optimise a fermentation process
LO2 Immobilise an enzyme and assess its activity following immobilisation
LO3 Utilise the basic skills of mammalian cell culture including viability assays, cell counting and sub culturing of adherent and suspension cells.
LO4 Plan and validate a GMP critical process, procedure and analytical method
LO5 Design and develop multi-step synthetic routes to heterocyclic and natural product analogues.
LO6 Carry out synthesis of a wide range of organic compounds.
LO7 Apply practical knowledge of spectroscopic techniques in characterisation of compounds
LO8 Discuss organic reaction mechanisms as part of small group case study workshops
LO9 Determine sample sizes required for research or validation purposes
LO10 Construct regression models for making predictions
LO11 Interpret software output from multivariate analysis

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Practical Reports will be completed at the end of each Advanced practical for submission the following week. Lab notebooks will be assessed following completion of each practical. Statistical project work will be carried out and presented in written reports and defended in oral presentations. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 100.00 Ongoing
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
Practical Laboratory and pilot plant based experiments for Bioprocess Technology 7.00 Every Second Week 3.50
Practical Validation -pilot lab and laboratory experiments 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Practical Drug Synthesis 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer/Lab Statistics lectures, demonstrations, exercises, tutorials, software demonstrations, project support and feedback. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning supplemental reading; preparation of lab reports, protocols, literature review 12.00 Every Week 12.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 22.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 10.50
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • James Reilly 2018, Applied Statistics, 2nd Ed.,
Recommended Book Resources
  • Barbara Tabachnick and Linda Fidell 2013, Using Multivariate Statistics, 6th Ed., Pearson
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Papers: Peer reviewed papers linked to on Moodle
  • Practical Laboratory manual: A lab manual will be available to purchase at the beginning of the semester

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 7 Mandatory