BIO09068 2016 Bioanalytics Practical Module

General Details

Full Title
Bioanalytics Practical Module
Transcript Title
Bioanalytics Practical Module
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Subject Area
BIO - Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
LIFE - Life Sciences
09 - NFQ Level 9
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Sharon Barrett
Programme Membership
SG_SBPRO_M09 201600 Master of Science in Bioprocessing SG_SBPRO_O09 201700 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Bioprocessing SG_SBPRO_M09 201600 Master of Science in Bioprocessing

This practical module aims to provide specialised knowledge in the theory, practice and interpretation of the various assays and instrumentation routinely employed in a Biopharmaceutical Quality Control laboratory. The necessary skills and competencies will be acquired through a combination of self-study and the completion of a sequence of laboratory-based practicals and demonstrations.

Learning Outcomes

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


Outline and evaluate the main quality control and the various assays/tests methods routinely employed in the analysis of biopharmaceuticals.


Perform a range of analysis and outline and evaluate the equipment requirements for performance of the various test methods.


Interpret and critically evaluate the data and results obtained from the various practicals and demonstrations.


Take responsibility for and direct the work of other individuals in a GMP- like environment.


Evaluate and apply scientific and technical information to solve/troubleshoot analytical problems and demonstrate research capabilities.


Demonstrate effective communication skills both orally and in writing.

Teaching and Learning Strategies


Experimental work is carried out independently and with some originality.

Lectures will be blended (both on line [live and recorded] and lecture theatre-based.

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 incl. MCQ's/SAQ's, project assignments/reports, practical/project work (50%), essays, vivas etc.

Repeat Assessments

Assessment with a range of assessment methods employed including some of the following: short-form assessment exams incl. MCQ's/SAQ's, project assignments/reports, practical/project work, essays, vivas etc.

Module Dependencies

BIO09069 201600 Bioanalytical Techniques

Indicative Syllabus

The range of lab-based practicals covered may include some or all of the following assays/instrumentation; Spectrophotometry and Protein assays; Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide slab gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), Capillary Electrophoresis (CE), Immunoassays, Polymerase Chain Reaction and/or advanced nucleic acid techniques, Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrophotometry. Additional laboratory based practicals/demonstrations will be offered as new and emerging technologies/test methods emerge.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Formative Multiple Choice - % Any 1,2,3,6
2 Continuous Assessment of Practicals Continuous Assessment Assignment 50 % Any 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Practical Reports Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practicals and Demonstrations 30 Once Per Semester 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Various reading and assignment sources will be either provided or recommended by the demonstrators and tutors.

Additional Information