Module Title:Work placement Pharmaceutics
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Spanning a period not less than 12 weeks, ideally the student will gain relevant experience in a variety of aspects of the operation of a pharmaceutical/scientific industry. A range of scientific skills & techniques, procedures and processes will be gained, developed and improved during the work placement. The student will record and review the experience in a work place journal which will form the basis of a final report. This report will be validated by the employer / supervisor.
Module Aim: To provide the student with an opportunity, within a structured setting, to gain experience of the work environment in the scientific/pharmaceutical industrial sector.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Be able to describe and discuss the host organisations and appraise and evaluate the organisation's contribution to the industrial and commercial environment in which it operates.
LO2 Work in individual and team based scenarios in a dynamic work environment.
LO3 Apply, develop and integrate skill sets studied in academic programme.
LO4 Evaluate the various skills acquired in the work placement programme.
LO5 Integrate into the social structure of the work-place.
LO6 Apply and critically evaluate health and safety assessments in a commercial setting.
LO7 Develop the skills and confidence to choose and acquire suitable employment
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
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Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report A detailed work placement report submitted to the college placement supervisor at the end of placement. The workplace report will consist of the following: The host organisation: overview of the host company, the organisational structure, the student position in the organisation. Duties and responsibilities: the duties and responsibilities fitted into the overall scheme of activities within the company. The skills developed and used: induction and training received, enhancement of previously developed skills. This module is graded as Pass/Fail. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 75.00 n/a
Written Report The work placement supervisor’s report which will validate that submitted by the student. This module is graded as Pass/Fail.   25.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Assignment 12 Weeks per Stage 37.50
Total Hours 450.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SAPHA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation 8 Mandatory