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TA321
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.

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The first three years are common with the Pharmaceutical Science course. The duration of the honours degree course is four years and includes a work placement for 6-8 months in Year 3, as part of the Student Industrial Placement Programme (SIPP).

In third year students specialise in either pharmaceutical science, targeted at the chemical-based pharmaceutical industry, or biopharmaceutical science, targeted at the biotechnology-based pharmaceutical industry. In fourth year, students study their specialised area in more detail, as well as some common modules. In addition students complete a project over the two semesters that develops laboratory, scientific communication and project management skills.

The course work is almost equally divided between practical laboratory classes and lecture classes. The programme is designed to help students deepen their knowledge of and develop practical skills in, chemical and biological industrial processes. Students learn how to apply these valuable skills in solving technical problems in industry. In addition they learn about the operation of the biopharmaceutical industry and the quality control and manufacturing systems employed by industry.

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TA321 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
IT Tallaght

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TA321 - 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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CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques
CASFX  5M5267  Food Science


Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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

Note: Information for 2017 Entry

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The pharmaceutical industry is involved in the making of drug molecules, drug ingredients, tablets, injections and creams which are used to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Ireland is a key location for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry in Europe. Honours graduates are also in a position to pursue research studies to M.Sc.or PhD level or can further their studies with a taught-masters in a relevant discipline.



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