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MSc (T) Pharmaceutical Analysis

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

MSc (T) Pharmaceutical Analysis

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Master of Science

Programme Code

CHM-MSC-PA

UCAS Code

JACS Code

B210 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Upper Second Class BSc degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biological Sciences or closely allied subject. The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the School of Pharmacy reserve the right to interview applicants or review the content of their previous qualifications to ensure suitability to enter the programme.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 8

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Chemistry (2014)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Chris Allender

University of Cardiff

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Programme Specific Regulations

All six taught module must be passed before progression to the project. Failure to achieve this threshold will result in transfer to the Diploma or Certificate pathways

Students with protected characteristics

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

Demonstrate analytical and quality control techniques appropriate to the pharmaceutical manufacturing and related industries.

Exercise investigation and critical analysis of the published literature to produce a review in an area of analytical chemistry research or method development.

Undertake independent research or analytical method development in a chosen field of study within the subject area of analytical or pharmaceutical chemistry.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Critically review their work, as well as that reported by others, as available in the public domain.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars; research project. Feedback from formative assessments and draft dissertations enables students to build and develop these problem solving skills

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; oral presentations;

Read, understand and assimilate new information and subsume acquired knowledge into a concise format

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars; practical classes and associated pre-reading.

Methods of Assessment

Literature review; project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations;

Reflect on experimental outcomes and use this in relation to overcoming research and development orientated problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars,

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations;

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate problem solving skills in a research environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars,

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations;

Demonstrate problem-solving skills within the Quality Assurance constraints of a Good Manufacturing Practice environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars; research project on a daily basis

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertations; oral presentations;

Identify and assess risk within a working environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; activities associated with Module PMY8104

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations

Demonstrate advanced mathematical and statistical manipulation of data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; activities associated with Modules PMY8102 and PMY8103

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations

Provide evidence for time management and personal prioritisation skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; written and practical assignments

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project;

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation; oral presentations

Provide evidence of the skills required to produce a high quality chemistry dissertation that should be of sufficient quality to be published in the scientific literature.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project and associated literature review

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation and associated interim formative assessments;

Demonstrate the proficient use of primary scientific literature for developing a programme of independent research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars, especially the literature survey for the research project.

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation and associated interim formative assessments;

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Provide evidence of detailed knowledge of the principal areas of analytical science and methodology relevant to the Pharmaceutical and related industries

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars,

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; project dissertation; experimental reports

Demonstrate a high degree of specialised knowledge in a chosen area of chemical research or analytical method development

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; practical and problem solving classes

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations

Perform the practical and instrumentation skills associated with the characterisation of solid-state pharmaceutical and related materials

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; practical and problem solving classes

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation; written and oral assignments and presentations

Combine practical skills with a sound understanding of the theoretical knowledge of pharmaceutical analytical techniques to the development of appropriate reports and SOPs in a GMP environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; activities associated with Module PMY8104

Methods of Assessment

written and oral assignments and presentations

Use the key mathematical aspects of Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the development of robust analytical methods

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; practical experiments and problem solving classes

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation and written and oral assignments and presentations

Apply the theoretical background of chemical separation and spectroscopic techniques to the analysis of pharmaceuticals and related products

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research project; practical experiments and problem solving classes

Methods of Assessment

project dissertation and written and oral assignments and presentations

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Advanced Separation Science

CHM8027

8

20

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

30%

70%

Research Project in Pharmaceutical Analysis

CHM8029

8

60

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry

PMY8104

8

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Solid State Pharmaceutical Analysis Methods

CHM8030

8

40

24 weeks

N

YES

0%

30%

70%

Chemical, Biochemical and Spectroscopic Analytical Methods

PMY8105

8

40

24 weeks

N

YES

0%

30%

70%

Notes