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Springboard+ Biopharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturing |Funded*

-Created 21-04-2022

Science | Medical Device


Course Title:   Springboard+ Biopharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturing |Funded*
Course Category:   Science | Medical Device
Entry Requirements
This course is suitable for those with higher-level qualifications at NFQ Level 7 (180 ECTS Credits, typically 3 years of study) in science, engineering or relevant discipline.

Course Content
Lectures are delivered 2 evenings per week Online and 2 Saturdays per month on campus. Labs are held in one of our pilot facilities with times and dates subject to scheduling. (ECTS: 70 Credits)

Course Modules Include:

Module 1: Aseptic Processing and Utilities

Provides the student with the skills and knowledge required for an Aseptic Manufacturing Environment.

Module 2: Regulatory Affairs and GMP

In-depth study of the Regulatory and GMP requirements of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Module 3: Medical Device Operations

Medical Device, Design and Development, Regulations, Technologies, Packaging and Sterilization.

Module 4: Biopharmaceutical Processes

Equipment and processes of biopharmaceutical manufacture, including upstream/downstream processing.

Module 5: Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry

In-depth study of API production, focusing on scale-up, process optimization and unit operation.

Module 6: PAT and Process Validation Statistics

Requirements for validation of GMP equipment and facilities with hands-on experience of SPC and PAT.

Module 7: QRM Principles in Pharma and Medical Device

Evaluate and implement QRM strategies, ensuring compliance within these regulations.

Module 8: Lean Operations and Deviation Investigation Methods

Includes Lean and Six Sigma, CAPA, effective report writing and preparation for regulatory inspections.

Module 9: Finished Dose Formulation and Manufacturing

In-depth understanding and hands-on experience of drug formulation, manufacturing and packaging.

Module 10: Communication Skills and Work Preparation

Communication, leadership and career development skills for success in the life science sector.

This Higher Diploma is specifically designed to enable those, with a qualification in science or engineering, to successfully transition into technical or professional roles within the Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors and to upskill those working in the sector to fill existing and emerging skills needs of the industry.

This programme combines a blend of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing modules with a range of business and industry-directed modules. Designed and delivered by highly experienced academic and industry professionals, you will gain advanced skills and knowledge that companies are looking for. Our professional development team will help you all the way. We\\\'ll help you to tailor your CV towards an area that you are interested in getting a job in and use our industry contacts to help you get your foot in the door.

Modules covered:

Aseptic processing and utilities
Regulatory affairs & GMP
Medical Device operations
Bioparhamceutical process
Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry
PAT & Process validation statistics
Finished dose formulation and manufacturing
QRM principles in pharma and medical device
Lean operations and deviation investigation methods
Communication skills and work preparation
With our unique part-time online delivery, learners receive minimum disruption to their schedule. Learners can log on live or catch up through recorded sessions when suits.

Accreditation: QQI Level 8 Higher Diploma in Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturing.

Awarding body: Technological University Dublin - Tallaght Campus

Next Intake: September 2022
Learning Outcomes
With the continued growth of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industry in Ireland, this course is suitable for those who wish to upskill to gain either

A technical position within the Pharma/Medical Device Industries in roles such as QC, QA, Project Management, Engineering, Managerial, etc. or

Supplement their existing core skills to pursue a similar role within the Pharma/Medical Device Industries in areas such as Finance, HR, IT etc.

Potential Roles Include:

Product and Process Developer
Production Technician/ Operator
Maintenance Support
Quality Assurance Analyst
Process Technicians
Support Services
Project Engineer
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   QQI Level 8
Start Date
Start Date:   September 2022
Course provider information
Contact person:   Innopharma Education
Course Email:
Contact:   01 4853346
Institute:   Innopharma Education

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