NEW Bachelor of Science (Honours) Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation (PDF) CW108
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Pharmaceutics and Drug Formulation (PDF)
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What is this NEW course about?
Pharmaceutics is the process of turning a chemical molecule into a medication to be used safely and effectively by patients. This new programme offers a solid foundation in chemistry and analytical science that will allow graduates to make a significant contribution to the pharmaceutical industry. The programme has been designed to meet the needs of the pharmaceutical industry and in consultation with industry experts, so students will graduate with core skills that are highly sought after. It has a strong focus on practical laboratory experience and employability, preparing students for careers in the pharmaceutical industry, and a academic or industrial research.
Students will become familiar with a range of analytical techniques including identification, validation, optimisation of small molecules and the importance of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Our extensive range of chemistry equipment allows performance of analysis techniques including electrochemical analysis, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC) and mass spectrometry (MS). A highlight of the course is the completion of original research in an individual project. The programme also includes a 12-week work placement.
What will I be able to do when I finish the course
Ireland is home to some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies and continues to develop market-leading medicines. Graduates will be skilled pharmaceutical and analytical scientists with excellent knowledge in drug formulation and will gain employment in a range of roles in these pharmaceutical companies including laboratory and technical work, product development and quality control.
Graduates can progress to an MSc and PhD courses at the Institute of Technology Carlow, or other third level institutions or research centres.
What subjects will I study?
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- 2H5 & 406/H7
- English or Irish O6/H7
- Mathematics O6/H7
Dr Brian O'Rourke BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD