Module Title:Pharmaceutical Science
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be delivered via a one-hour lecture and a three-hour practical per week. . Students may be required to carry out assignments, give presentations and take multiple choice questions. Independent learning will be facilitated during the preparation of assignments, presentations and practicals.
Module Aim: To understand the procedures in drug production from synthesis to finished product manufacture. To develop analytical procedures for routine pharmaceutical analysis. To understand drug registration requirements.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the procedures in drug production from synthesis to finished product manufacture.
LO2 Develop analytical procedures for routine pharmaceutical analysis.
LO3 Understand drug registration requirements.
LO4 Validate existing drug manufacturing plant and instrumentation.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Practical20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Regular written examinations to evaluate student understanding of course content 1,2,3,4 10.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Dissolution studies of rapid release and controlled-release medications. Formulation of simple emulsion and tablets Assessment of physical stability. Assay development. 16. Use of conductivity to determine solubility products of a number of sparingly-soluble drugs. 17. Extraction by Soxhlet apparatus of podophyllin from podophyllum rhizomes. 1,4 20.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final year evaluation 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.67
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.33
Total Hours 60.00
 

Module Delivered In

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