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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BSc CQC Pharmaceutical Sciences

Academic Year 2021/22

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 processes. All degrees are awarded by Queen's University Belfast.

Programme Title BSc CQC Pharmaceutical Sciences Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Science
Programme Code CQC-BSC-SC UCAS Code N/A HECoS Code 100250 - Pharmacology - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

China Medical University

School/Department

Pharmacy

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Pharmacy (MPharm)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Regulation Information

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

Detailed regulations for CQC are incorporated into the QUB CMU Cooperation Contract, and incorporate, in their entirety, the QUB General Regulations.

Programme Specific Regulations

Progression policy:

This programme follows the General Regulations University Calendar for Undergraduate Students.

NB: Students are not normally permitted more than one repeat year at any level, or 3 resit attempts at any module. Students requiring a second repeat year or failing any module after 3 resit attempts will normally be withdrawn by the School.



English Language Requirement:

Level 1 students will not be permitted to progress to the next stage (Level 2) if they have not achieved the minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in an English language test recognised by QUB), with a minimum score of 5.5 in the four elements of the test.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

This programme aims to produce graduates with the scientific knowledge and practical skills for a career in the pharmaceutical or related industries, with a particular focus on biotechnology. Successful students will have demonstrated a high degree of scientific understanding, practical ability and transferrable skills that will enable them to make a valuable contribution to society.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Analyse pharmaceutical problems, systems and data in a logical manner

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Practical classes increasing in complexity through stages 1, 2 and 3
• Workshops in pharmaceutical microbiology, basic numeracy, statistical methods for analysis of pharmaceutical data
• Research project at stage 3
• Pharmaceutical innovation module in stage 3
• Lectures

Methods of Assessment

• Practical reports
• Coursework assignments
• Oral presentations
• Research project dissertation
• Written Examination

Critically evaluate the scientific literature

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Workshops and lectures in scientific literature searching, how to effectively prepare a critique, critically evaluating the scientific literature and use of reference management software
• Research project at stage 3
• Pharmaceutical innovation module in stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignment (research paper critique)
• Critical literature review
• Oral presentations
• Written Examinations

Learn independently, under supervision and additionally within a group environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Working in groups and individually during practical classes at stages 1,2 and 3
• Mini group projects at stages 2 and 3
• Research project at stage 3
• Pharmaceutical innovation module in stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical Assignments
• Oral Presentations
• Written project dissertation

Summarise core concepts from diverse sources. Prioritise the different elements in a complex system

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures
• Practical classes
• Workshops and Tutorial based discussion
• Problem-based learning
• Research project at stage 3
• Self-directed learning from core textbooks, journal articles and other relevant sources

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Critical Literature review
• Laboratory reports
• Oral Presentations
• Research project
• Written examinations

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Think analytically and perform critical analysis

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Individual and group practical classes at stages 1,2 and 3
• Workshops/Tutorials at stages 1 and 2
• Critical evaluation of scientific literature at stage 3
• Research Project at stage 3
• Pharmaceutical innovation module in stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Practical reports
• Class tests
• Oral presentations
• Research project dissertation
• Written examinations

Demonstrate organisational skills, including the ability to effectively manage projects and meet deadlines

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Coursework, laboratory report writing and project resource limitations
• Preparation for workshops/tutorials
• Completion of literature review, oral presentation and preparation of final year research dissertation to specified deadlines

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework/laboratory assignments
• Oral Presentations
• Research project dissertation
• Critical literature review

Present general pharmaceutical data/material in both written and oral form

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Workshops/tutorials at stages 1 and 2
• Group practical at stage 3
• Research project at stage 3
• Oral presentations

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework
• Oral presentations
• Research project dissertation

Work and learn independently and under supervision

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures and tutorials at stages 1, 2 and 3
• This is promoted through a range of coursework at all stages of the programme
• Research project at stage 3
• Pharmaceutical innovation module in stage 3
• Directed self-reading/learning

Methods of Assessment

• Written examinations
• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Oral presentations
• Research project dissertation

Effectively use computers and information technology

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• General and subject specific IT skills developed through module assignments. Practical training in computer-based software tools provided at stages 1, 2 and 3
• Use of e-learning resource in stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Research project dissertation

Work collaboratively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Group projects are embedded in laboratory work and in mini-projects across stages 1, 2 and 3.
• Students expected to work in teams in specific workshops and tutorials

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Demonstrate knowledge of pharmaceutical science and its application to the design and analysis of medicinal substances

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes in stages 1, 2 and 3
• Research project at stage 3
• Pharmaceutical innovation module in stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Oral presentations
• Research project
• Written examinations

Demonstrate understanding of pharmaceutical science and its application to the formulation, analysis and manufacture of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes in stages 1, 2 and 3
• Research project at stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework Assignments
• Practical reports
• Oral presentations
• Research project
• Written examinations

Demonstrate pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic knowledge and apply it to pharmaceutical product development

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes in stages 1, 2 and 3
• Research project at stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework Assignments
• Practical reports
• Oral presentations
• Research project
• Written examinations

Describe the applications of pharmaceutical science and pharmaceutical biotechnology within the pharmaceutical (and related) industries

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Industrial visits and careers events
• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops at stage 3
• Research project at stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Oral presentations
• Research Project
• Written examinations

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Describe the principles of cell structure, function and properties of molecules of biological interest

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

�� Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes in stages 1, 2 and 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Written examinations

Understand the relationship between structure and activity of drug molecules and their subsequent biological use

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes in stages 1, 2 and 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Written examinations

Identify and quantify drug molecules and biological therapies within pharmaceutical products and biological media

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes in stages 1,2 and 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Witten examinations

Utilise a variety of existing databases and structure prediction tools in pharmaceutical research

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes at stages 1, 2 and 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Witten examinations

Design, formulate and manufacture pharmaceutical dosage forms and assign product specifications

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes in stage 2 and 3
• Research project at stage 3
• Pharmaceutical innovation module in stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Witten examinations
• Oral presentations
• Research Project

Problem solve within a pharmaceutical setting

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures in stages 1, 2 and 3
• Tutorials/workshops in stages 1, 2 and 3
• Practical classes at stages 1, 2 and 3
• Research project at stage 3
• Pharmaceutical innovation module in stage 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Written examinations
• Oral presentations
• Written Undergraduate
• Research Project

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Discuss the key quality assurance and quality control systems as relevant to pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Tutorials
• E-learning material

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Oral presentation
• Reflective portfolio

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Understand and utilise a variety of chromatographic and analytical techniques relevant to pharmaceutical analysis

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• Lectures supported by tutorials/workshops/practical classes in stages 1, 2 and 3

Methods of Assessment

• Coursework assignments
• Practical reports
• Written examinations

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Pharmaceutical and Applied Microbiology PMC1021 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 5% 20% 75%
Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism in Organic and Biorganic Chemistry CHC1004 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Industry: Quality, Regulation and Entrepreneurship PMC3030 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Pharmaceutical Innovation PMC3031 3 10 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Basic Skills for the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Sciences PMC1052 1 0 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 100% 0%
Mathematics and Statistical Skills PMC1020 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Principles of Drug Action PMC2021 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 38% 12% 50%
Physicochemical Principles PMC1025 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 5% 20% 75%
Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Project PMC3022 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 40% 60% 0%
Pharmaceutical Physiology PMC1026 1 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 20% 20% 60%
English for Scientific Academic Purposes PMC1000 1 0 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Industrial Pharmaceutics PMC2020 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 15% 35% 50%
Advanced Delivery Systems PMC3276 3 30 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 35% 25% 40%
Medicinal Substances PMC2024 2 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 30% 40%
Drug Design / Pharmaceutical Analysis PMC3182 3 20 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 30% 30% 40%

Notes