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Programme Specification

 

Programme Summary Information

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Programme Title

BIIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE (SANDWICH)

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University of Sunderland Course Code

BBPHSCIFT

UCAS Code

F100

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Awarding Institution

University of Sunderland

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Teaching Institution(s)

(if different from point 3)

NONE

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Professional Statutory or Regulatory Body (PSRB) (if applicable)

NONE

 

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Programme Description

 

Overview

Biopharmaceutical science is the study of pharmaceutical discovery, development and manufacture.  The course incorporates concepts in chemistry, biochemistry, drug manufacture, chemical engineering and pharmaceutical regulation.

 

What’s covered in the course?

This programme suite focuses on fundamental underpinning of molecular and cellular science.  More specifically, topics in the following areas are covered:

Level 4 (Stage 1):

  • Fundamental chemistry
  • Cell biology and biochemistry
  • Fundamental analytical science
  • Fundamental pharmacology
  • Fundamental pharmaceutics

 

Level 5 (Stage 2):

  • Organic chemistry and pharmaceutical science
  • Molecular biology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Further analytical chemistry

 

Level 6 (Stage 3):

  • Organic and biological chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Formulation and dosage form design

 

Where will I study?

Across the Sunderland City campus, utilising the laboratory, IT and teaching facilities available.

 

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Programme Awards

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Name of Final Award

Level

Credits Awarded

 

Eg: Bachelor of Arts with Honours

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360

7b

Exit Awards and Credit Awarded

 

 

Eg: Certificate of Higher Education

Eg: Diploma of Higher Education

Eg: Bachelor of Science

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5

6

120

240

300

 

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Programme Specific Regulations

 

Not applicable for this programme.

 

9a

Mode(s) of Study

Location/Campus

Duration of Study

Full time

Sunderland

 

3 years

Part time

Sunderland

 

6 years

 

 

9b

Is this programme delivered at a Transnational (TNE) partner?

No

Is this programme delivered at UK Further Education Colleges?

No

 

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Entry Requirements

 

The admission requirements for this programme as stated on the course page of the University of Sunderland website at https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/, or found by searching for the course entry profile located on the UCAS website are correct.                                                   YES

 

This programme is suitable for students to enter with advanced standing (eg APL)        YES

 

Where applicable use the space below to detail any specific arrangements – eg APL only permitted to a specific level  Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

 

APL ONLY ACCEPTED INTO LEVEL 5 (2ND YEAR) OF THE PROGRAMME

 

 

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Programme Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of stage 1 of the programme successful students will be able to do the following:

 

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Communicate concepts and ideas using a variety of appropriate methods

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Demonstrate the skills required for the production of laboratory reports involved in scientific research

3

Recognise safety and ethical issues within a scientific investigation

4

Apply the principles of data collection, analysis and basic statistical methods to experimental investigation

5

Demonstrate an understanding of the use of instrumentation applicable to the study of chemistry and biology

6

Identify and reflect upon interpersonal, transferable and study skills

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A broad and balanced appreciation of key chemical concepts of general chemistry and biochemistry

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Knowledge of the process and regulations involved in drug approval and manufacture including principles of good practice such as COSHH, GMP and GLP

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Understanding of the widespread and varied applications of analytical science and the principles of analytical techniques used with reference to biological, chemical and pharmaceutical science

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An understanding of the source of pharmaceuticals and the rationale for their development

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An understanding of the function, regulation and structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure.

 

By the end of stage 2 of the programme successful students will be able to do the following:

 

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Apply modern analytical methods to the characterisation of chemical and biological molecules

13

Use synthetic procedures to prepare, purify and analyse drug substances

14

Apply the concepts of recombinant DNA technologies to prepare biological molecules

15

Present experimental work in laboratory reports and oral presentations

16

Evaluate and synthesise information, arguments and analyses using evidence from appropriate sources

17

Identify the skills and knowledge obtained in the workplace relevant to enhanced employability and their application in practice (SANDWICH COURSE SPECIFIC)

18

Explain and use general organic and chemical synthetic pathways to theoretically produce small organic and pharmaceutical molecules

19

Understand the major regulatory pathways of carbohydrate, lipid, and amino acid metabolism and describe how these are regulated under normal physiological and nutritional states

20

Describe the drug development process from selection of lead chemical and biological compounds through to clinical testing and manufacture

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Discuss the ways in which metabolic biochemistry has helped in our understanding of the development of disease processes and how these may be monitored in the clinical setting

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Explain the theory and practice of modern analytical methods

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Theoretically underpin the principles of biomolecular, pharmaceutical and/or medicinal sciences in a workplace environment (SANDWICH COURSE SPECIFIC)

 

By the end of stage 3 of the programme successful students will be able to do the following:

 

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Apply research and data analysis methods to a research project

25

Evaluate the significance and relevance of scientific information

26

Evaluate the application of a range of analytical techniques for the characterisation of disease and therapeutic development

27

Utilise rational biochemical analysis to investigate cellular biochemistry

28

Theoretically underpin a research project in chemical or bimolecular science

29

Explain how advanced analytical chemistry methods can be applied to small chemical and biological molecules

30

Compose synthetic pathways to functional organic molecules

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Summarize and critically review modern chemical and bimolecular specialist methodologies

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Design advanced analytical methods for application to complex clinical and biological samples

33

Apply chemical and material science theory to dosage form design, characterisation and stability

 

 

12. Programme Requirements

There are optional modules on this programme : NO

 

Level 4:

In order to complete this programme a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 120 credits):

 

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

PLO(s) assessed

BPS110

Introduction to biological and pharmaceutical chemistry

20

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 9

BPS111

Introduction to cell biology and biochemistry

20

1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10 & 11

BPS112

Introduction to analytical science

20

1, 5, 6, & 9

BPS113

Introduction to pharmaceutics, pharmacology and pharmaceutical regulation

20

1, 5, 8, 9, & 10

BPS114

Practical and research skills in biopharmaceutical science

40

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11

 

Level 5:

In order to complete this programme a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 120 credits):

 

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

PLO(s) assessed

BPS210

Organic chemistry

20

13, 16, 18 & 20

BPS211

Genetics and biotechnology

20

12, 14, 16, 18, 20 & 22

BPS212

Further analytical chemistry

20

12, 15, 16, 20 & 22

BPS214

Further research and practical skills in biopharmaceutical science

40

12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22

BPS213

Pharmaceutical manufacture

20

16, 19 & 20

 

Level 6:

In order to complete this programme a student must successfully complete all the following CORE modules (totalling 120 credits):

 

Module Code

Module Name

Credit Value

PLO(s) assessed

BPS310

Research project

40

24, 25, 26 & 29

BPS311

Advanced chemistry

20

24, 26, 27, 30 & 31

BPS312

Advanced biopharmaceutical science

20

25, 26, 30, 32 & 33

BPS315

Advanced analytical chemistry

20

25, 30, 31, 32 & 33

BPS318

Advanced formulation science

20

27, 32 & 33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.  Employability

The programme contributes to the development of the following graduate attributes. 

Professional

You will develop a professional approach to your career.  Specifically:

  • Your ability to listen effectively and communicate appropriately and accurately with your supervisors and co-workers
  • Your communication skills to a potential employer and wider communities.
  • Your resilience and preparedness for the working environment and graduate life
  • An ethical appreciation of science and its use for the good of individuals, communities and future populations.

Adaptable

You will become adaptable to the changing work environments and the responsibilities of both you and your employer.

Skills needed: logical approach, results orientated, evidence-based problem solving and investigation skills.

 

In addition, you will develop the following transferable skills:

numeracy, analytical, problem-solving, teamwork, communication, self-management & organisation, application of IT, consideration of ethical and safety requirements, critical thinking, personal development planning and reflection

Engaged

 

 

 

You will be engaged in the practice of your scientific discipline and its associated skills for the betterment of society.

Specifically:

  • A continued life long commitment to learn new aspects of your science and its application
  • A commitment to only use your scientific training for ethical causes and the good of all
  • Be a custodian of good practice and ethical oversight for yourself and the companies that employ you

 

 

14. Additional Costs: Are there any additional costs on top of the fees?

 

Yes (optional).  All students buy some study materials such as books and provide their own basic study materials.  In addition there are some additional costs for optional activities associated with the programme (see above)

Books - £100

Field trip - £50

Optional memberships to associated societies: £20

15. Version Control

Programme Specifications are checked annually and updated when changes are made to the programme.

 

Version

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Date

Details of change

Author

001

Document created

14 Aug 19

Transfer of old programme specification to new proforma

M Carlile