Short Title:Lab Skills IV (Pharma Science)
Full Title:Lab Skills IV (Pharma Science)
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LSKI H2005
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Pharmacy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:This module will develop the student's practical skills in API Processing and spectroscopy; Physical & Inorganic Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Select, set up, operate and troubleshoot appropriate spectroscopic analytical equipment for the identification of compounds.
LO2 Describe flowsheet symbols and conduct basic API process control experiments
LO3 Manufacture selected drug API compounds, monitor and optimise the manufacturing process and determine the purity and yield of the compounds produced.
LO4 Determine rate constants and equilibrium constants for chemical reactions
LO5 Prepare and characterise inorganic complexes
LO6 Assess the microbiological quality of water, pharmaceutical samples and the manufacturing environment.
LO7 Demonstrate how microbiological media may be prepared and how media and other articles may be appropriately sterilised
LO8 Investigate ways of controlling microorganisms, including the use of heat, antimicrobial agents and cleanrooms.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation API Process and Spectroscopy 1,2,3 33.00 Ongoing
Practical/Skills Evaluation Physical & Inorganic Chemistry 4,5 33.00 Ongoing
Practical/Skills Evaluation Pharmaceutical Microbiology: Students will be required to complete lab workbooks/reports on a weekly basis, in addition to mini pre-practical exams and an end-of-semester practical exam. 6,7,8 34.00 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
Lab Practicals will be assessed through a combination of labortory reports, lab quizzes and written or competency-based assessments. 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Independent Learning Time Students will be expected to read the manual before the start of each practical in order to be properly prepared for class. Students will also be expected to study practical material and prepare written reports. 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 12.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 6.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Andreas Hofmann, Samuel Clokie 2018, Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 8th Ed., Cambridge [ISBN: 978-131661476]
  • Douglas A. Skoog, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry [ISBN: 0-534-41797-3]
  • James G. Cappuccino,Chad T. Welsh, Microbiology, 11th Ed Ed. [ISBN: 9781292175782]
  • S. Rao 2007, The Chemistry of Process Development in Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry, 2nd Ed. Ed., Wiley
  • Y.V. Kazakevich, R. LoBrutto 2007, HPLC for Pharmaceutical Scientists, Wiley
  • J.D. Woollins 2009, Inorganic Experiments, 3rd Ed. Ed., Wiley-VCH
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Laboratory Skills IV Pharmaceutical Science Manual Lab manual
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 4 Mandatory
TA_SAPHR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 4 Mandatory