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

Dr. James Brennan

Dr. James Brennan holds a B.A Honours degree in Science and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from NUIG. He has worked in the pharmaceutical product development area, various medical device industries and the video tape manufacturing area. His personal areas of research are primarily in the antimicrobial technology areas and ha patented a number of devices in this area.

Contact us

Dr.James Brennan,
Head of Department of Life Sciences,
+353 (0) 719305232
email: brennan.james@itsligo.ie

Department Staff

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Staff NamePositionDepartment
Akande, Dr Akinlolu LECTURER Life Sciences
Armstrong, Dr Eileen LECTURER Life Sciences
Barrett, Dr Sharon LECTURER Life Sciences
Bird, Dr Jeremy HEAD OF SCHOOL OF SCIENCE Life Sciences
Bird, Dr Jeremy Jt Head Of School Of Science Life Sciences
Bodeker, Dr Macdara LECTURER Life Sciences
Breen, Dr Ailish LECTURER Life Sciences
Butler, Ms Mary LECTURER Life Sciences
Cadogan, Dr Aodhmar LECTURER Life Sciences
Daly, Dr Stephen LECTURER Life Sciences
Donlon, Mrs Eimear LECTURER Life Sciences
Duignan, Ms Geraldine LECTURER Life Sciences
Hehir, Dr Sarah LECTURER Life Sciences
Heneghan, Dr Mary LECTURER Life Sciences
Keaver, Miss Laura ASSISTANT LECTURER Life Sciences
McArdle, Dr Fiona SENIOR LECTURER Life Sciences
McCabe, Dr Anthony LECTURER Life Sciences
Monaghan, Dr Kenneth LECTURER Life Sciences
Murphy, Dr James LECTURER Life Sciences
O'Malley, Dr Edwenia ASSISTANT LECTURER Life Sciences
Regan, Ms Joanne LECTURER Life Sciences
Rudden, Ms Lil LECTURER Life Sciences
Sherlock, Dr Richard LECTURER Life Sciences
Smyth, Dr Thomas HEAD OF DEPT HEALTH & NUTRIT SCIENCES Life Sciences
Stevens, Ms Victoria Jt Assistant Lecturer Life Sciences
Stevens, Ms Victoria ASSISTANT LECTURER Life Sciences
Walsh, Mr Paul CLERICAL OFFICER Life Sciences
Warren, Ms Orla ASSISTANT LECTURER Life Sciences
Warren, Ms Orla Jt Assistant Lecturer Life Sciences
Youell, Ms Azura LECTURER Life Sciences

Courses

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Course name NFQ Level Graduate Level Favourite
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 Online
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 (Online) Level 9 Online
MSc in Public Health Nutrition 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
BSc. in Pharmaceutical Science (online) Level 7 Online
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
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Agri-food Science 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
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