Bioanalytical Techniques - Sligo
About this programme:
The Minor Award in Science in Bioanalytical Techniques (Level 9; 10 credits) is a special purpose award developed by IT Sligo in collaboration with NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training).
The primary focus of this SPA is the emerging Biopharmaceutical industry sector in Ireland and overseas and these awards are being developed and offered in partnership with NIBRT. The Bioanalytics practical laboratory element in this proposed special purpose award is a very attractive option for personnel seeking laboratory hands on experience.
This course is particularly suited to provide the core skills to transition those individuals with some previous experience as operators or lab. technicians to similar roles within the rapidly-expanding Biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector and also to more specialised roles. The course is structured to include the requisite knowledge, skills and professional competence required to be part of this workforce and has a large practical component (50%) associated with it.
This course is unique. It is part of the award winning suite of courses offered by NIBRT/ATU Sligo (Taoiseach's Public Service Excellence Awards). It is a blend of the latest cutting edge academic modules in Biopharmaceuticals and exposure to a state of the art and award winning industrial biopharmaceutical training facility.
Techniques Practical Module
An honours degree (Level 8) or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (i.e. Engineering or Life Sciences). Other candidates with alternative honours degrees and relevant experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry (typically 5 years duration in a GMP environment) may apply for RPL.
Applications for online programmes are accepted on the atu sligo website.
All programmes advertised will run subject to sufficient student numbers.
ATU sligo online has two intakes per year, the main one being in September with a smaller listing of programmes for January. For confirmation on start dates check www.itsligo.ie/online
For September, applications open from 1st February each year. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st august.
For January, applications open from 1st November each year. Closing date for applications is mid-January.
The online application form requires personal details, previous qualifications, professional accreditations, employment history and a personal statement. We recommend collating all the necessary paperwork i.e. Transcripts of previous qualifications, academic certificates before you submit an application.
Once submitted, our admissions team will contact you to confirm eligibility and request copies of any previous qualifications.
Academic staff review every application and approve eligible candidates for the programme.
Admissions team will notify you if you are accepted onto the course and will request deposit to confirm your place.
Places are limited, so please apply early.
1 semester part-time, online.
Depending on elective selected, two-day attendance at NIBRT Dublin, per semester.
Dublin: February 2020, September 2020.
Post Course Info
Candidates who successfully complete the 10 credit Level 9 SPA may be eligible to work in QC/QA laboratories that specialise in the analysis of Biologics.
Candidates who successfully complete the 10 credit Level 9 SPA may apply for entry to the 30 credit SPA Level 9 Cert in Biopharmaceutical Science. Following successful completion of the 30 credit Level 9 Cert in Biopharmaceutical Science candidates may progress to Year 2 of the 60 credit Postgraduate Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Science or Year 2 of the 90 credit Masters in Biopharmaceutical Science.