Full Title BIOCONTAMINATION CONTROL

Short Title BIOCONTAMINATION CONTROL

Code BIO07026
Level 07
Credit 05

Author Tobin, Kieran
Department Applied Sciences

Subject Area Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module aims to provide students with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the general principles and methods of Biocontamination control; establishing and verifying the formal system for contamination control and associated test methods and requirements; traditional and modern methods of microbial detection; expressing, interpreting and reporting results; training and documentation requirements.

Indicative Syllabus
General principles and methods of Biocontamination control.

Basic microbiology and specific biocontamination organisms of relevance.

The formal system for biocontamination control and associated test methods and requirements.

Traditional and modern methods of microbial detection.

Potential sources of biocontamination.

Techniques & tools for prevention and correction/removal of biocontamination including, monitoring and detection methods.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Discuss and evaluate the most relevant biocontamination organisms for the biopharmaceutical industry and the typical sources of each.

  2. Identify and discuss appropriate prevention techniques for each contaminant.

  3. Establish the theory behind the biocontamination detection test methods available, including traditional and rapid identification testing.

  4. Develop and justify an appropriate monitoring regime for a pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical facility.

  5. Perform some research on a relevant topic and analyse, evaluate and draw conclusions accordingly.

  6. Communicate and explain scientific data relating to biocontamination control.


Assessment Strategies
Continuous Assessment of Course Work - 60% of marks.

End of term written exam - 40% of marks.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 40 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment Online Exams 1,2,3,4 30 OnGoing
Assignment Written assignment. 5,6 30 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 1,2,3,4 40 End of Term


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Not Specified Online 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Course Notes / Slides 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Mini Research Assignment 3 Weekly 3.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Hugo and Russell's: Pharmaceutical Microbiology (Seventh Edition) Editor(s): Stephen P Denyer, Norman A Hodges, Sean P Gorman Print ISBN: 9780632064670 Online ISBN: 9780470988329.

Microbial Limit and Bioburden Tests: Validation Approaches and Global Requirements,Second Edition, 2nd Edition By Lucia Clontz. ISBN: 978-1-4200534-8-7.

Rapid Microbiological Methods in the Pharmaceutical Industry Editors: Martin C. Easter ISBN: 978-1-57491-141-1 (hardback) 978-0-203-01087-7 (electronic).
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
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