Certificate in Science in Advanced Drug Formulation Science (Postgraduate) (Certificate in Science in Advanced Drug Formulation Science (Postgraduate))

Waterford Institute of Technology (SDRUG)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Department

Science

General Information
Contact

Lorraine Quirke

Email

lquirke@wit.ie

Phone

051834137

Address

Springboard Administrator
School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Waterford Institute of Technology
Cork Road
Waterford

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

18/12/2020

Start Date

22/01/2021

End Date

07/05/2021

About this Course

This level 9 module is designed for those who have experience of working in an industrial R&D/manufacturing environment, who wish to upskill in the core area of formulation science.

The overall aim of the module is to produce graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise in drug formulation science. Specifically, the aims of the Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science, level 9 are to:
Graduate individuals with an advanced understanding of formulation science, technology and the properties of pharmaceutical drug products as relevant to their development, design and stability considerations for application in a range of dosage forms.
Enable graduates to assess the potential of and implement new formulation methodologies within an industrial environment.
Graduate students with advanced research skills.
The module will cover the physicochemical basis of pre-formulation studies and the development of dosage forms for achieving acceptable bioavailability and required efficacy. The student will gain a detailed understanding of specific drug formulation methodologies such as spray drying for poorly soluble drugs, aerosol drug formulation and oral liquid/suspension formulation. Learners will also be exposed to the area of sterilisation requirements for parenteral drugs as well as stability involving lyophilisation for protein stabilisation.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to:
Appraise the principles of pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical pre-formulation with respect to the overall design and development of drug delivery systems.
Evaluate how the physicochemical properties of drug molecules and excipients influence the choice of drug dosage form and subsequent formulation and manufacturing procedures.

Propose a formulation design and method of manufacture taking into account the physicochemical properties of drug molecules and excipients.
Establish method development strategies involved in lyophilisation, spray drying and aerosol drug formulation.
Produce a protocol for the stability testing of a pharmaceutical product.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for entry to this programme should hold a bachelor's degree at honours level minimum 2.2 (Level 8) in an appropriate subject area or equivalent qualification. In addition, in order to fully appreciate the industrial impact of the Formulation Science within this programme, it has been deemed necessary to have a minimum of two years relevant industrial experience.


Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WITs English Language Requirements for details. http://www.wit.ie/about_wit/documents_and_policies/english_language_requirements

Long Description

This level 9 module is designed for those who have experience of working in an industrial R&D/manufacturing environment, who wish to upskill in the core area of formulation science.

Course Module
Advanced Drug Formulation Science

The overall aim of the module is to produce graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise in drug formulation science. Specifically, the aims of the Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science, level 9 are to:
Graduate individuals with an advanced understanding of formulation science, technology and the properties of pharmaceutical drug products as relevant to their development, design and stability considerations for application in a range of dosage forms.
Enable graduates to assess the potential of and implement new formulation methodologies within an industrial environment.
Graduate students with advanced research skills.The module will cover the physicochemical basis of pre-formulation studies and the development of dosage forms for achieving acceptable bioavailability and required efficacy. The student will gain a detailed understanding of specific drug formulation methodologies such as spray drying for poorly soluble drugs, aerosol drug formulation and oral liquid/suspension formulation. Learners will also be exposed to the area of sterilisation requirements for parenteral drugs as well as stability involving lyophilisation for protein stabilisation.

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to:
Appraise the principles of pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical pre-formulation with respect to the overall design and development of drug delivery systems.
Evaluate how the physicochemical properties of drug molecules and excipients influence the choice of drug dosage form and subsequent formulation and manufacturing procedures.Propose a formulation design and method of manufacture taking into account the physicochemical properties of drug molecules and excipients.
Establish method development strategies involved in lyophilisation, spray drying and aerosol drug formulation. Produce a protocol for the stability testing of a pharmaceutical product.

Why Choose This Course

The Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation Science module is designed for those who have some experience of working in an industrial R&D/manufacturing environment, who wish to upskill in the core area of formulation science. The aim of the module is to produce graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise in drug formulation science and give the person a set of personal and professional attributes that will allow them greater flexibility in the development of formulation science , technology and the properties of pharmaceutical drug products, to assess the potential of and implement new formulation methodologies with an industrial environment with advanced research skills.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the Advanced Drug Formulation Science module the student will be able to:
Appraise the principles of pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical pre-formulation with respect to the overall design and development of drug delivery systems. Evaluate how the physicochemical properties of drug molecules and excipients influence the choice of drug dosage form and subsequent formulation and manufacturing procedures.

Timetable Info

The proposed dates for Advanced Drug Formulation Science as follows:

Fri/Sat 22/23 January (Block 1 Lectures 6 hours each day)
Fri/Sat 19/20 Feb (Block 2 Lectures 6 hours each day)
Fri/Sat 12/13 March (Block 3 Lectures 6 hours each day)
Thu/Fri 6/7 May (labs,most likely virtual)

Delivery Location

Main Campus,WIT

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Springboard Team

Email

springboard@wit.ie

RPL Information

https://www.wit.ie/images/uploads/Education_School_PDF/WIT_RP6_Springboard_RPL_Form.docx and submit to Lorraine Quirke lquirke@wit.ie

Application Procedures

To apply for a place on the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Drug Formulation you log onto www.springboarccourses.ie

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https://www.wit.ie/courses/certificate-in-advanced-drug-formulation-science