This is a truly interdisciplinary science course in which the main sciences of chemistry and biology are integrated into a broad-ranging qualification. The three year ordinary degree (level 7) provides students with a comprehensive but thorough introduction to a wide range of chemical, biological and technological disciplines as they relate to the study and production of medicinal products.
Entry requirements for CAO courses at IT Sligo are available for download below:
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A science subject at Leaving Certificate is not a requirement for this course.
The pharmaceutical/healthcare industry is currently one of the most extensive and thriving in Ireland with 18 of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world having operations here.
Included in this are pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, biomedical and medical devices. Areas within the sector in which graduates find employment include legislation/regulatory affairs, formulation, analysis, validation, production and quality systems. Our graduates are employed in companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Abbvie, Baxter and Allergan.
The BSc in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development provides an excellent foundation for students
who wish to progress to the Honours Degree (Level 8) award in Year 4.
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|Mathematics for Science 1||05|
|Introduction to Pharmaceutical Science||05|
|Information Technology 1||05|
|Mathematics for Science 2||05|
|INTRODUCTION TO DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT||05|
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|ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1||10|
|ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY||05|
|INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHARMACEUTICALS||05|
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|PHARMACEUTICAL ANALYTICAL METHODS||05|
|Pharmaceutical Processing and Medical Device Manufacture||05|
|STATISTICS FOR SCIENTISTS||05|
|Pharmaceutical Pre-Formulation Studies||05|
|PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY SYSTEMS||05|
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