This course is typically concerned with methods and techniques to minimise toxicity and optimise therapeutic efficacy, how to circumvent difficulties with drug absorption, unwanted distribution and premature in activation orelimination.
Placement Students have the option of undertaking a placement module over the summer of year 3.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Graduates from these programmes may expect to find rewarding careers and well remunerated positions in the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals sector, whether in an API/biologic drugs plant or in a finished drug product manufacturing facility.
A number of graduates have been successful in securing roles in regulatory affairs where they interface with national, EU or other international state bodies such as the US FDA in support of marketing authorisation applications from their employer.
Previous graduates have also obtained desirable roles in research, whether industrial or leading to a higher degree, in colleges or the wider public service such as forensics and environmental monitoring. Others are currently employed in agriculture, food, polymers and beverage concerns.