BIO08039 2019 BIOANALYTICS

General Details

Full Title
BIOANALYTICS
Transcript Title
BIOANALYTICS
Code
BIO08039
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIO - Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Sharon Barrett, Mary Butler
Programme Membership
SG_SBIOP_E08 201900 Level 8 Certificate in Science in Biopharmaceutical Science SG_SBIOP_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biopharmaceutical Science.
Description

This module aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the various analytical assays routinely employed in the analysis of critical quality attributes (CQAs) of biopharmaceuticals. These analytical assays are used to assess the raw material, in-process, bulk drug substance and finished product quality attributes.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Outline and evaluate the various assays/tests methods and instrumentation routinely employed in the analysis of Biopharmaceuticals.

2.

Formulate and communicate judgements with regard to the complexities and challenges in the analysis of biologics.

3.

Analyse, evaluate and draw conclusions from data presented in problem solving exercises.

4.

Perform research on a relevant topic and analyse, evaluate and draw conclusions accordingly.

5.

Communicate and explain scientific data relating to bioanalytics.  

Teaching and Learning Strategies

as above

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment approach for this module will be 100% Continuous Assessment with a range of assessment methods employed including some of the following; short form assessment exams including multiple choice and short answer questions/problems, project assignments/reports and oral presentations. 

The miniproject is a MANDATORY form of assessment for any modules on this programme with a miniproject component.

Repeat Assessments

per Q manual

Indicative Syllabus

Protein Estimation Assays 

Protein Electrophoresis: Slab gels and Capillary Electrophoresis. 

Immunoassays (e.g. Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Western Blotting) 

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) 

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography: Principles and Applications. 

Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications. 


 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Open Book Exam 60 % Any 1,2,3
2 Project Project plus Project Presentation Continuous Assessment Project 40 % End of Term 2,4,5
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-study 70 Once Per Semester 4.67
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Various reading sources will be either provided or recommended by the module tutor.

Journal Resources

as above

URL Resources

as above

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None