BIO06013 2011 Bioanalytial Techniques L6 Theory.

General Details

Full Title
Bioanalytial Techniques L6 Theory.
Transcript Title
Bioanal. Technqs. L6 Theory.
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Subject Area
BIO - Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
ASCI - Applied Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2011 - Full Academic Year 2011-12
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Sharon Barrett, Kieran Tobin
Programme Membership
SG_SBIOA_E06 201100 Certificate in Science in Bioanalytical Techniques L6. SG_SGOOD_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science in Good Manuf Practive & Technol

This module aims to provide students with a general knowledge and understanding of a number of analytical test methods employed in the Quality Control analysis of Biopharmaceutical products.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Discuss the key features of a protein product and its quality attributes.


Outline the principal test methods employed in the analysis of biopharmaceutical products.


Outline some of the main differences between the analysis of a pharmaceutical and a biologic product.


Describe the typical analytical equipment employed for performance of the analytical test methods.


Explain the underlying operational principles behind the main analytical test instrumentation.

Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of continuous assessment techniques and a final end-of-term exam.

Indicative Syllabus

The following is a summary indication of the main topics included in this module:

Protein Biochemistry.

Analysis of a protein solutions.

Analysis of buffering solutions.

The fundamental principles and applications of the following bioanalytical technologies:

•·         Spectrophotometry & Protein Assays.       

•·         Introduction to Electrophoresis.                              

•·         Biological Safety Testing-Bioburden. 

•·         Aseptic Techniques.

•·         Introduction to High Pressure Liquid Chromatography: Principles and Applications.                 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Short-form exams and assignments. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online lecture. 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed self-study. 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Protein Biochemistry and proteomics: Publisher: Elsevier ISBN: 978-0-12-088545-9.

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: An Introduction for Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists, 2nd Edition. J. Daan and R. Sindelar. Publisher: Taylor and Francis. ISBN: 0415285003.

Other Resources


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