Certificate in Cell Cuture and Disposable Technologies (January 2020)

TU Dublin (TA_SMCEL_D)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Cell Culture and Disposable Technologies

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Mixed, Classroom - Evening

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Department of Science, TU Dublin Tallaght

General Information
Contact

Lifelong Learning

Email

Springboard.tallaght@TUDublin.ie

Phone

01-4042531 or 01-4042543

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning,
TU - Dublin Tallaght,
Dublin 24.
D24 FKT9

Important Dates
Application Deadline

17/01/2020

Start Date

27/01/2020

End Date

29/01/2021

About this Course

This program focusses on providing education and training in the use of mammalian cell culture and cell cultures processes using disposable (single use) technologies for the burgeoning biopharmaceutical and biologics industries. This program is particularly relevant to existing players like Regeneron, Pfizer Grange Castle and new from the Asian theatre including Wuxi Biologics (Eastern China) and SK Biotek from South Korea. The reputation of the TUD Tallaght campus in providing to support manufacturing and regulatory affairs will enhance the delivery Of this program. The program will consist of theory and practical apects of mammalian cell culture and dispoasable technologies. Cuurently cell culture skills are lacking in many undergraduate science programs and a large cohort of undergraduate and post graduates students have deficits in this area. Consequently Industry find it extremely difficult to get sufficient numbers of graduates with the required skill set in these areas. This program of work will provide graduates with an opportunity to study for a level 8 Qualification in this advanced area of the industry and help meet industry demand and industry expansion in these areas. The move to disposable technologies results in significant cost reductions for industry some reports suggesting up to 40% in capital cost reductions.

Entry Requirements

Mature students (Over 23). Interview may be required. All applicants must have competence and spoken and written English.
The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2019/20 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):
• Returners (Formerly known as Homemakers) May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
• People in employment May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
• Please note that a 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider

Long Description

This program focusses on providing education and training in the use of mammalian cell culture and cell cultures processes using disposable (single use) technologies for the burgeoning biopharmaceutical and biologics industries. This program is particularly relevant to existing players like Regeneron, Pfizer Grange Castle and new from the Asian theatre including Wuxi Biologics (Eastern China) and SK Biotek from South Korea. The reputation of the TUD Tallaght campus in providing to support manufacturing and regulatory affairs will enhance the delivery Of this program. The program will consist of theory and practical apects of mammalian cell culture and dispoasable technologies. Cuurently cell culture skills are lacking in many undergraduate science programs and a large cohort of undergraduate and post graduates students have deficits in this area. Consequently Industry find it extremely difficult to get sufficient numbers of graduates with the required skill set in these areas. This program of work will provide graduates with an opportunity to study for a level 8 Qualification in this advanced area of the industry and help meet industry demand and industry expansion in these areas. The move to disposable technologies results in significant cost reductions for industry some reports suggesting up to 40% in capital cost reductions.

Timetable Info

This may be subject to change

Delivery Location

TU - Dublin Tallaght,
Dublin 24.
D24 FKT9

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Lifelong Learning

Address

Department of Lifelong Learning,
TU - Dublin Tallaght,
Dublin 24.
D24 FKT9

Phone

01-4042531 or 01-4042543

Email

Springboard.tallaght@TUDublin.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning at TU Dublin Tallaght. The RPL process will enable Springboard participants to build on their existing skills and competence. The University is aware that many Springboard applicants will have a range of knowledge skills and competence that they have developed through their life and work experience and that are not necessarily accredited. TU Dublin Tallaght has an RPL process in place that recognises both the accredited and experiential learning of an individual. TU Dublin Tallaght will work with Springboard participants to identify their existing skills and competence and to award them credit for their learning however it has been acquired. This will ensure that Springboard participants will have the opportunity to gain credit for both their accredited ad experiential learning and can tailor their programme to complement existing skills and knowledge and to develop new skills to support future years.

Application Procedures

In order to process your application we require copies of the following:
Identification (Passport/Driving License)
All Transcripts/Awards, Curriculum Vitae, Proof of employment/Social Welfare benefit/Returner/Self-Employed and any documentation that you may consider relevant in supporting your application.
Proof of competency in English, if you have completed a course in English this will be sufficient, please see attached link https://www.it-tallaght.ie/contentFiles/Documents/life_long_learning/Competence_in_English_List_New_12.pdf
Transcripts/Awards (If your qualification is from a country other than Ireland: please click the attached link and request a letter of recognition from the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQA) and return to me with a copy of your original transcript