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.
Specialist knowledge relevant to the current state of art in manufacturing related to the pharmaceutical and allied industries; including but not limited to, process analytical technologies, continuous manufacturing methodologies, pharmaceutical formulation and manufacture and drug purification and characterisation.
Competencies in a comprehensive range of practical, quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and instrumentation in the areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic and medicinal), microbiology (general and pharmaceutical), and biotechnology (with bioprocessing) applied to the pharmaceutical healthcare industrial environment; clean room validation and garbing (ISO Class 7) and aseptic technique.
Knowledge of selected international legislative frameworks, regulatory controls pertaining to the pharmaceutical and allied industries manufacturing industry together with a knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Quality Assurance, Quality Control and validation requirements;
All pharmaceutical research or production organisations including industry, academic sites and hospital based laboratories.
Suitable placement activities; (ideally a range of the following):