BIO09072 2019 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOPROCESSING
This module examines the emerging new technologies in the biopharmaceutical industry. It evaluates the current trends towards improved productivity, and also evaluates the increasing diversification in the product pipeline. The practical component of the module covers much of the skills associated with the use of single-use technologies in biopharmaceutical processing.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Outline and evaluate the key trends towards improved productivity in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Describe the challenges of creating a modular, fully single-use facility.
Describe the theory and challenges associated with continuous bioprocessing for both upstream and downstream bioprocessing operations.
Describe the increasing diversification in the product pipeline, outlining advances in cell therapies, gene therapies, combination products and precision medicines.
Demonstrate a range of practical skills associated with single-use technologies used for both upstream and downstream processing operations.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
As this is a practical-based module attendance at the NIBRT or IT Sligo training laboratories is a requirement. A certain amount of the assessment work will take place at these locations. The remaining 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, essays, oral presentations, vivas etc.
Module Assessment Strategies
As this is a practical-based module, attendance at the NIBRT practical session is mandatory. Some of the assessment for the module will take place during the practical session.
The remaining assessment approach for this module is 100% continuous assessment, with a range of assessment methods employed including short-form assessment exams and practical report write-ups.
Repeat assessment at Autumn exam boards
The range of topics covered in the module will include some or all of the following:
- Single use technologies
- Continuous Bioprocessing
- Process intensification
- Emerging Therapies
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Open Book Exam End of practical assessment exams.||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||50 %||Any||1,2,3|
|2||Pre practical assessment||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||20 %||Any||1,2,3,4|
|3||practical report writeup||Continuous Assessment||Written Report||30 %||Any||3,5|
Part Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Not Specified||Ongoing lectures.||1||Fortnightly||0.50|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Research project report and presentation.||3||Weekly||3.00|
|Laboratory Practical||Science Laboratory||NIBRT Training Facility attendance.||16||UNKNOWN||16.00|
Doran, Pauline M. 'Bioprocess Engineering Principles'. Academic Press. 1995.
Ratledge, Colin and Kristiansen Bjorn. 'Basic Biotechnology'. Cambridge Press. 2001.
Walsh, Gary. 'Biopharmaceuticals'. Wiley. 2003.
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