BIO08039 2019 BIOANALYTICS
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Outline and evaluate the various assays/tests methods and instrumentation routinely employed in the analysis of Biopharmaceuticals.
Formulate and communicate judgements with regard to the complexities and challenges in the analysis of biologics.
Analyse, evaluate and draw conclusions from data presented in problem solving exercises.
Perform research on a relevant topic and analyse, evaluate and draw conclusions accordingly.
Communicate and explain scientific data relating to bioanalytics.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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.
per Q manual
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
|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
|Lecture||Distance Learning Suite||Lectures||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self-study||70||Once Per Semester||4.67|
Various reading sources will be either provided or recommended by the module tutor.