The course duration is 9 months. Lectures will be delivered 2 evenings per week online. Students will also be required to attend 2 Saturday's a month on campus in Dublin, Limerick & Cork.
Module 1: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Fundamentals
Learn about Pharmaceutical Science, Understand Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Biopharmaceuticals technologies, Medical Device Operations, Chemical Operations in Bulk Pharmaceutical Plants and Understand Formulation Studies & Packaging Technologies.
Module 2: Facilities / Utilities Management
Understand the fundaments of Facilities / Utilities Management, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Review Pharmaceutical Water Systems, Aseptic Processing, Cleanroom Technology, Clean In Place (CIP) technology and validation of CIP and Understand
Isolation technologies, Sterilisation Methods and Sterility testing
Module 3: Good Manufacturing Practices & Quality Risk Management
Understand Good Manufacturing Practices, the regulatory environment - HPRA, US FDA, trends/issues within the regulatory environment, the new area of managing risk within the pharmaceutical industry and understand the concepts of Validation
Module 4: Business Improvement Methodologies
Lean Understand what makes a business successful, Lean Thinking and Six Sigma, use the language of improvement to outline your experiences, Process Improvement Tools such as Process Mapping, Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause Analysis and CAPA, the key
success factors of effective report writing and develop the skills to understand and achieve significant improvements
Module 5: Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Operations
Understand the core operations within a Pharma/Med Device operation, the typical Support Functions - Logistics, Quality, Engineering, EHS, IT, HR, etc., the documentation requirements of such operations, the culture/expectations in such organisations
Module 6: Career Coaching & Mentorship
Understand the Pharma/Med Device Industry, Determine the right career for you, Optimise your CV and excel at interviews, Develop your network, Develop your communication & presentation skills, become an effective listener and increase your confidence