Department of Life Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Life Sciences

In this department, we focus on the medical and pharmaceutical industry, as well as forensic investigation and analysis. We provide cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art laboratories, and work closely within industry to bring the latest research and developments into our programmes.

Our students will primarily spend their time on practical work and gaining first-hand experience in their chosen field, through work placements and specialised, interactive modules. Our programmes in this department, ranging from level 7 to level 8 are: Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Development, Forensic Investigation and Analysis, Biomedical Science and Medical Biotechnology. To learn more about your programme of interest see below.

What type of student are you?

You are intrigued by the latest advances in technology and how these are being used in developing life-saving medicines around the world. You want a challenging but rewarding career that put your problem-solving skills to the test.

Staff

Meet the Head of Department

Professor Neville McClenaghan
Professor Neville McClenaghan

Professor Neville McClenaghan joined IT Sligo in November 2020 as Head of Department of Life Sciences, having previously served as Vice-President for Mayo Campus of the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, and Professor and Head of School of Biomedical Sciences at Ulster University. He is a Chartered Biologist (CBiol) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS); and Fellow of The Linnean Society (FLS).

A personal sustained record of teaching and research leadership, management and delivery, supported and helped drive Neville’s engagement in multi-disciplinary academic enterprise activities, including authorship of patents and over 190 publications. He is an internationally recognised expert in diabetes research, and has been recipient of awards that include: the University of Ulster Distinguished Research Fellowship Award; The Physiological Society Sharpey-Schafer Prize and Lecture; University of Ulster Distinguished Business Fellowship Award; Coleraine Borough Chamber Innovation in Business Award; and European ACES Academic Enterprise Award for Innovation in Life Sciences.

Contact us

Professor Neville McClenaghan
Head of Department of Life Sciences
+353 (0) 719305232
E: mcclenaghan.neville@itsligo.ie

Department Staff

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Staff NamePositionDepartment
Armstrong, Dr Eileen Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Barrett, Dr Sharon Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Bird, Dr Jeremy HEAD OF SCHOOL OF SCIENCE Life Sciences
Bodeker, Dr Macdara Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Breen, Dr Ailish Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Butler, Ms Mary Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Cadogan, Dr Aodhmar Jt Assistant Registrar Life Sciences
Daly, Dr Stephen Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Duignan, Ms Geraldine Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Hehir, Dr Sarah Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Heneghan, Dr Mary Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Manolakis, Dr Ioannis Jt Assistant Lecturer Life Sciences
McArdle, Dr Fiona Jt Sl1(T) Life Sciences
McCabe, Dr Anthony Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Rudden, Ms Lil Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Sherlock, Dr Richard Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Stevens, Ms Victoria ASSISTANT LECTURER Life Sciences
Warren, Ms Orla ASSISTANT LECTURER Life Sciences

Courses

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Course name NFQ Level Graduate Level Favourite
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure (Online) Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics and Self Driving Technologies Level 8 Undergraduate
Certificate in Practices in Health Informatics Level 6 Online
Certificate in Health Data Analytics Level 7 Online
Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Health and Medical Information Science Level 6 Online
Certificate in Commissioning, Qualification and Validation for Biologics Manufacturing (CQV) (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and Operations (Online) Level 8 Online
Certificate in Health Promotion and Wellness Practice Level 9 Online
Certificate in Health Project Management Level 9 Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition part-time (online) Level 9 Online
MSc in Sports and Exercise Nutrition part-time (online) Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Environmental Science with Ecology Level 6 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Science with Ecology Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Ecology Level 7 Undergraduate
Certificate in Irish Archaeology (International - Online) Level 7 Online
Certificate in Irish Archaeology (Online) Level 7 Online
MSc Health Promotion Practice part-time (Online) Level 9 Online
MSc in Public Health Nutrition part-time (online) Level 9 Online
MSc in Biopharmaceutical Processing (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing (Online) Level 9 Online
Higher Certificate in Health and Exercise Science Level 6 Undergraduate
PG Diploma/Master of Science in Water Services Management Level 9 Online
Certificate in Secure IT and Deep/Machine Learning Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
BSc. in Pharmaceutical Science (online) Level 7 Online
Master of Engineering in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in App Design and User Experience (UX) Level 8 Undergraduate
Certificate in Accredited Company Training Level 6 Online
Higher Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (Online) Level 6 Online
Higher Diploma in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and Quality (Online) Level 8 Online
Certificate in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and Quality (Online) Level 8 Online
MSc in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online) Level 9 Online
MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management (Online) Level 9 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Health Science and Physical Activity Level 8 Undergraduate
BSc Hons Applied Medical Sciences (Joint Ulster / IT Sligo award)(Online) Level 8 Online
BSc Hons Biomedical & Bio-industrial Sciences (IT Sligo award)(Online) Level 8 Online
BSc Hons Biomedical Sciences (Ulster award)(Online) Level 8 Online
Certificate in Irish Wild Flower Identification (Online) Level 6 Online
Minor Award in Science in Bioanalytical Techniques Level 9 Online
Certificate in Health and Safety Representation (Online) Level 6 Online
BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc in Occupational Safety & Health (Online) Level 7 Online
MSc in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Processing (Online) Level 6 Online
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Science in Bioprocessing Technologies (Online) Level 8 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Science Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing Level 8 Undergraduate
Pharmaceutical Science with drug development (Add on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Protection (Online) Level 9 Online
BSc in BioPharmaceutical Science (Online) Level 7 Online
BSc (Hons) in Medical Biotechnology (Add on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
MSc in Industrial Pharmaceutical Science (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate In Compost Facility Operation (Online) Level 6 Online
MSc in Bioprocessing Science (Fulltime) Level 9 Add On / Direct Application
PG Dip in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online) Level 9 Online
Certificate in Aseptic Biopharmaceutical Operations (Online) Level 6 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Human Nutrition Level 8 Undergraduate
Certificate In Occupational Safety And Health (Online) Level 6 Online
MSc in Environmental Protection (Online) Level 9 Online
BSc (Hons) Environmental Management (Online) Level 8 Online
BSc in Environmental Management (Online) Level 7 Online
BSc (Hons) in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online) Level 8 Online
Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Science (Online) Level 8 Online
Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Processing (Online) Level 7 Online
Higher Certificate in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) (Online) Level 6 Online
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Public Health and Health Promotion (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Forensic Investigation and Analysis Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Medical Biotechnology Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Level 7 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Science Level 6 Undergraduate
BSc in Occupational Safety and Health (add-on) Level 7 Add On / Direct Application
BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Level 7 Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (add-on) Level 8 Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Environmental Science Level 8
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Archaeology Level 8 Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology Level 7 Undergraduate
Higher Certificate in Applied Archaeology Level 6 Undergraduate
Certificate in Bioprocess Engineering (Online) Level 7 Online