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CR007
Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Chemistry is the fundamental science that deals with the “three Cs” – the composition of matter, the changes that transform matter, and the conditions under which those changes occur. The study of fundamental Chemistry allows us to increase our total knowledge and understanding of our universe, our environment, and indeed life itself. Applied Chemistry uses our understanding of fundamental Chemistry to improve the way in which we live, work, and develop.

Analytical chemistry deals with the great variety of methods used to identify and quantify the chemical components of materials, while pharmaceutical chemistry focuses on aspects of drug design, synthesis, and manufacture.

The BSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry prepares students for laboratory-based careers; activities include preparation of chemicals and samples for use, analysis of raw materials and products of chemical processes, set-up/ maintenance/use of chemical instrumentation. Computerised instruments and information technology are important in this work, and graduates may work in quality assurance, analysis, research, development, and production.The course aims to give students the knowledge and skills to practice chemistry in the laboratory environment.

CR007 - Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
CETXX    Electronic Technology
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASAC  5M2768  AnimalCare
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques


Essential Module Requirements:
Five merits or better in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include: C20011 - Chemistry
or 5N2747 - Chemistry
or C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics
Plus a pass in C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or LCE Maths

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Opportunities as science technician in chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Firms involved in the production of food, drink, agrochemicals, fertilisers, polymers, paints, dyestuff, metals and toiletries recruit chemistry graduates for lab work or for sales and marketing. Follow on Level 8 Degree available.

Potential Areas of Employment
• Chemical Laboratory Technician
• Laboratory Quality Assurance
• Product Development
• Pharamaceutial Production



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