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Pharmaceutical Healthcare / Cúran Sláinte Chógaisíochta

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What is... Pharmaceutical Healthcare?

The aim of the Pharmaceutical Healthcare programme is to produce graduates that are capable of making a significant contribution to the operation of the pharmaceutical industry. The primary objective is to give the graduate a broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry in order to meet the current and anticipated technical needs of the industry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The career opportunities are in the pharmaceutical and allied healthcare sectors. Ireland has one of the largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies in the world. In addition, a number of related industries in areas such as chemicals supply, clinical trials, sales etc. support this pharmaceutical presence. The graduate training is broad and allows access to all these high skills areas.

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard have access to a range of Masters degrees in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.

Module Listing

Year One

  • Biology
  • Foundation Chemistry
  • Foundation Organic Chemistry
  • Communications & Industry Studies
  • Laboratory Techniques & Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety & Health Management
  • Introductory Microbiology
  • Mathematics for Scientists
  • Physics
  • Introductory Nutrition

Year Two

  • Biochemistry 1: Structure of Macromolecules & Biological function
  • Biochemistry 2: Metabolic pathways & regulation.
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Quality systems
  • Introduction to Instrumentation
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Basic Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Process Technology

Year Three

  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation & Manufacture
  • Drug Purification & Characterisation
  • Pharmaceutical Work Placement Incorporating Health & Safety Management
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Chemical Engineering

Year Four

  • Project/Dissertation
  • Research Project Management & Information Access
  • Process Analytical Technology
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Advanced Biotechnology

Optional Modules

  • Nutraceutical Microbiology
  • Environmental Management & Sustainability
  • Drug Discovery & Synthesis
  • Bioprocessing
  • Immunology & Diagnostics

Further Information

School of Food Science & Environmental Health

T: 01 402 4355 (Dr. Denis O’Shea)

F: 01 402 4495

E: denis.oshea@dit.ie

W: www.dit.ie/fseh