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TA314
Pharmaceutical Sciences

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 years
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This course is of three years duration, with two semesters in each year. First and second year are common and focus on developing fundamental knowledge and skills in both biology and chemistry. The course allows students to specialise in either Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical Science in Year 3.

For the final part of the course, the student completes a 6-8 month placement as part of the student industrial placement programme (SIPP). This placement gives the student a considerable advantage when seeking employment after completing the course. The majority of placements are based in Pharmaceutical companies in Ireland but there are some opportunities to work abroad.

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TA314 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
IT Tallaght

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TA314 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
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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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Old Code New Code Award Title
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science

Essential Module Requirements:
CASLT - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES
5M3807 - LABORATORY TECHNIQUES"
– C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics"
or LCE Maths
CASFX - FOOD SCIENCE - C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics"
or LCE Maths and either C20006 - Biology
or 5N2746 - Biology"
or C20048 - Physics
or 5N1460 - Physics"

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The pharmaceutical industry in Ireland is an international leader. Opportunities are excellent and graduates are in demand in the following areas: pharmaceutical, health-care, biopharmaceutical, medical devices, biotechnology, and research.



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