What is Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science?
Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science is the understanding of how organisms work from subcellular to whole organism level. It also involves the use of living organisms (mostly microbes) to produce useful products. It includes traditional processes like brewing, cheesemaking and modern developments such as genetic engineering which can lead to new drugs against cancer and other diseases.
What is the BSc in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science Course?
This is a three year full time course. It is designed to provide students with the scientific skills, theoretical and modern practical skills to work in areas such as biopharmaceutical, food and environmental sectors.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Introductory Biology||Physical & Organic Chemistry|
|Introductory Chemistry||Cell Biology & Biochemistry|
|Introductory Physics||Physics for Scientists|
|Introductory Mathematics||Mathematics for Scientists|
|Good Laboratory Practice & Core Skills||Choose two|
|Introduction to ICT for Scientists||*Introduction to Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Science|
|*Science & Society|
|*Introduction to Food Science|
|* = elective module||* = elective module|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Microbiology 1||Microbial Biotechnology & Molecular Genetics|
|Spectroscopic Techniques||Chromatographic Techniques|
|Organic Chemistry & Biomolecules||Biochemistry|
|Statistics for Scientists||Food Microbiology|
|Laboratory Data Analysis & Presentation||Applied Maths for Scientists|
|Scientific Enquiry in Biology||Environmental Science|
|Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Chromatographic Method Development & Validation||Protein Chemistry & Enzymology|
|Introduction to Research Methods||Laboratory Data Modelling|
|Pharmaceutical Biotechnology||Microbial Ecology & Bioremediation|
|Molecular Biology||Applied Immunology|
|Total Quality Management||Sensors & Electroanalysis|
|Choose one of the following electives:||Research Project (Biology)|
|*Manufacturing Production & Processing|
|* = elective module|
Leaving Certificate 2018:
Minimum entry requirements
5 subjects: O6/H7
English or Irish: O6/H7
Advanced and Equivalent Entry:
The programme will provide graduates with the relevant expertise in biological and analytical sciences in preparation for careers in biopharmaceutical, biomedical and/or food related industries.
Graduates of BSc in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science are qualified to work in a variety of positions in laboratories such as:
- Environmental analysis
- Quality assurance
Genzyme, Teva, Dawn Meats and Glanbia among other companies have employed graduates of this course.
Follow on Study
Graduates of this programme can progress to the level 8 BSc (Hons) in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science (WD002 BIO) from which gradates can progress to further study such as postgraduate research and/or the Professional Master in Education (PME) for secondary teaching.
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