Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online)

Biopharmaceutical Science involves study of the discovery, development and processing of modern, medical drugs by artificially growing some or all of the components utilising cell culture technologies. The processes involved are more biological-based as compared to the more chemical-based processes associated with small-molecule pharmaceutical products. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally.

This programme is jointly offered by IT Sligo and NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training).

Semester 1

Fermentation and Cell Culture Processing [M] 5
Legislation and Regulatory Affairs [M] 5
Biocontamination Monitoring and Control [M] 5

Semester 2

Protein Purification Processing [M] 5
Lean Sigma for Biopharma [M] 5
Formulation and Delivery Systems [E] 5
Upstream Processing Lab. Practical [E] 5

 

About this programme

It is the overall aim of this postgraduate course to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to become part of the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare or Biotechnology workforce. This is achieved through completing online modules that have been designed in conjunction with the Biopharma industry with whom NIBRT and IT Sligo are closely aligned. This course is particularly suited to individuals who may have worked in similar industries and are looking to enter the Biopharma manufacturing sector for the first time.

Students must choose 1 elective module (either the Upstream Processing Lab. module which requires a 2 day block attendance at the NIBRT facility or the Formulation and Delivery Module) during their 2nd semester. Students are required to complete a total of 30 credits for the full award.

Award: Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Science – Level 9.

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2017

DepartmentCodeAward
Life Sciences N/A Certificate
CREDITS
30
NFQ LEVEL
9
DURATION (YRS)
1

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to students who have obtained an honours degree (Level 8) or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline (i.e. Engineering or Life Sciences). Other candidates with alternative honours degrees and relevant experience in the BioProcessing industry (typically 5 years duration in a GMP environment) may apply for consideration through the IT Sligo RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) process.

Applicants whose first language is not English should provide evidence of English language proficiency. For further information on English language requirements click here.

What are my further study opportunities?

Upon successful completion of this programme students can progress onto the L9 Post-graduate Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Science (60 credits) and further onto the L9 MSc. in Biopharmaceutical Science (90 credits).

Programme Fees

Total €6,000

Who do I contact?

tel: 071 9318511
email: admissions@itsligo.ie