Full Title BIOANALYTICS

Short Title BIOANALYTICS

Code BIO08039
Level 08
Credit 05

Author Butler, Mary
Department Life Sciences

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

Description
This module aims to provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the various analytical assays and instrumentation routinely employed in the analysis of biopharmaceuticals. These analytical assays are used to assess the raw material, in-process, bulk drug substance and finished product quality attributes.

Indicative Syllabus
Spectrophotometry & Protein Assays.

Protein Electrophoresis: Slab gels and Capillary Electrophoresis.

Immunoblotting.

Enzyme linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).

Biological Safety Testing Methods-Bioburden and Viral testing, Host cell DNA/Protein, Endotoxin.

Advanced PCR & other nucleic acid assays.

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography: Principles and Applications.

Mass Spectrometry: Principles and Applications.


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Outline and evaluate the various assays/tests methods and instrumentation routinely employed in the analysis of Biopharmaceuticals.

  2. Formulate and communicate judgements with regard to the complexities and challenges in the analysis of biologics.

  3. Analyse, evaluate and draw conclusions from data presented in problem solving exercises.

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

  5. Communicate and explain scientific data relating to bioanalytics.  


Assessment Strategies
The assessment approach for this module will be 100% Continuous Assessment with a range of assessment methods employed including some of the following; short form assessment exams including multiple choice and short answer questions/problems, project assignments/reports, essays and oral presentations.

The miniproject is a MANDATORY form of assessment for any modules on this programme with a miniproject component.

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

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment 1,2,3 50 OnGoing
Project Project plus Project Presentation 2,4,5 50 End of Term


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


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 Distance Learning Suite Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-study 70 Once Per Semester 4.67

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.00 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
Various reading sources will be either provided or recommended by the module tutor.
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
Additional Info