BIO09069 2016 Bioanalytical Techniques
This module is taken by Masters students in Bioprocessing. It aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the various analytical test methods used in a biopharmaceutical Quality Control laboratory 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;
Discuss and critically evaluate the applications of the test methods listed in a biopharmaceutical product analysis.
Source and interpret the theory behind the test methods listed.
Identify and interpret equipment requirements for performance of the test methods listed.
Formulate and communicate judgements with regard to biopharmaceutical analytical techniques.
Source relevant information, critically interpret and apply appropriate referenced literature from a wide range of information sources
Demonstrate effective communication skills in an appropriate format.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Online live and recorded lectures blended with lecture theatre-based learning. Extra reading of peer reviewed journal articles and reviews will be provided.
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/LAQ’s, project assignments, dry labs, oral presentations, vivas etc.
The following is a summary of the main topics included in this particular module: Testing strategy for drug substance characterization, routine release testing and stability testing; Protein assays; Slab-gel and Capillary electrophoresis ; Immunoassays; Liquid chromatography (including high performance liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and ultra performance liquid chromatography); Mass spectrometry, Qualitative and quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction and other nucleic acid technologies.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment 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. MCQs, project assignments, oral presentations, vivas etc.||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self Study||7||Weekly||7.00|
Recommended book lists will be supplied in the Moodle page for the subject.
Moodle and link to Live Lecture room will be provided.