Short Title:Lab Skills III (Pharma Science)
Full Title:Lab Skills III(Pharma Science III)
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LSKI H1008
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Pharmacy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to develop the student's practical skills in Drug Formulation, Organic chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis as well as their scientific communication skills
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Carry out prescribed laboratory experiments, evaluate the accuracy and precision of the results obtained, investigate unexpected results.
LO2 Perform synthesis and characterisation of organic/bioorganic molecules and simple drug active compounds
LO3 Separate mixtures of liquids/solids using acid/base chemistry
LO4 Apply a range of spectroscopic, enzymatic and electrophoretic laboratory techniques to analyse solutions of carbohydrates and proteins
LO5 Measure enzyme activity and kinetics using a model enzyme system
LO6 Compound a range of pharmaceutical dosage forms to include: semi solids (ointments and cremes), granulations, blending, tablets and capsules.
LO7 Perform in-process and final-release testing experiments
LO8 Scientific Communications: Prepare technical reports with citation. Review technical reports and peer-reviewd scientific literature. Give effective oral presentations.
LO9 Scientific Communications: Demonstrate competency in gathering, managing and analysing scientific data in computer environments.
LO10 Apply a range of chromatography techniques to the analysis of pharmaceutical and simple chemical compounds
LO11 Prepare technical reports on data generated from experiments using chromatography techniques and analyse the data generated from those experiences in terms of precision, accuracy and estimation of errors in measurements system.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation The Principles of Biochemistry laboratory practicals will be assessed based on data recording (in a lab notebook or worksheets); laboratory reports; in-lab quizzes and a written or practical laboratory exam at the end of semester 1,4,5 20.00 Every Week
Written Report Drug 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 6,7 20.00 Every Week
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. 2,3 20.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Scientific Communications require: Preparation and delivery of oral presentation; Preparation of technical documents; Demonstrating a competency in handling and analysing scientific data, and reporting results with errors. 1,8,9 20.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Pharmaceutical Analysis - 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 20.00 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 10.00 Every Week 10.00
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. 10.00 Every Week 10.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 20.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 10.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Andreas Hofmann,Samuel Clokie 2018, Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 8th Ed., Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 9781316614761]
  • Daniel Harris, Quantitative Chemical analysis, 7th Ed., Freeman [ISBN: 9780716770411]
  • 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
Recommended Book Resources
  • Douglas A. Skoog, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry [ISBN: 0-534-41797-3]
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Laboratory Skills III Pharmaceutical Science Manual 2018, Template
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • USP Pharmacopeia
  • BP Pharmacopeia
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 3 Mandatory
TA_SAPHR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 3 Mandatory